You can view the MO Death Certificate for Robert Lee Darnell at:http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/
He was born 08 July 1867 in Richmond, Ray Co, MO. and died 23 June 1953 in Lafayette Co , Dover Twp, MO.
Buried in Dover Cemetery, Lafayette Co, MO on 25 June 1953
Wife was Ida Phelps.
Father was James Darnell
Mother was Catherine (she was first listed as Darnell, and then the surname was stricken through on the death certificate)
Informant was Mrs. William Long of Higginsville.
Suggest that you look at Findagrave.com and search Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Lafayette County for Daisy and Allen Himes. There are some good documented obits there, also.
I am not researching this line – just saw your recent query on the Lafayette County board.
Robert in Arkansas