Born Friday, March 25, 1921, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. Darnall and the late Jewell (Redden) Darnall. She was a homemaker, was retired from the assembly department at Fisher-Price Toys in Murray and was a member of Benton Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Anita Johnston of Benton and Barbara Hallman of Adairville; one sister, Phillis Elkins of Hardin; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, James “Buck” Brien; one son, Glen Boyd Brien; one brother, Arthur Dale Darnall; sister, Eurlene Holland; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Monday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Gene Gilliland and Mark Ray officiated. Interment followed the service in the Benton Church of Christ Cemetery.