Darin’s Story

brothersRonald “Darin” Wainscott was born April 6, 1970, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, to Ronald M. Wainscott and Sharon E. Everett.

Darin was educated at Butler Elementary School and Butler High School and spent his senior year as a COE student at Osage Valley Electric Cooperative. After graduation, Darin joined his brother Danny in partnership of Wainscott Bros. Farms, raising cattle and growing row crops.

On June 6, 1992, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Annie Strobach.

Into this union, they were blessed with two beautiful children, Lauren Jane and Garrett Boone.

Darin began his career at Osage Valley in 1988. He progressed from a member of the brush crew to lineman, then to member of the staking engineering department, and then materials clerk. In 2012 he was promoted to Operations Manager. He would have completed 25 years of service in June. He was active in FFA and 4-H, showing steers and heifers, as well as his favorite horses Poco and Bridget. He was an active community member, serving on the Butler R-V school board, being a member of the Butler Bear Backers, and he was on the finance committee at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Through the organizations he was involved in, he enjoyed frying fish at the Catholic Church fish fries, and he played a large role in the building of the Butler Bears new football complex.

horsebackDarin was a devout member of the Catholic faith. His greatest passions were watching his children in sporting events and horse shows. He was proud of Lauren for never missing a game of volleyball or basketball. There was a special sparkle in his eye when watching Lauren ride in competition.

He was equally proud of Garrett for going out for football and his involvement in high school theater productions. He loved taking Garrett hunting and chasing that big buck. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend.dads and sons

He was known by a number of various terms of endearment including Darwood, Opie, Damnit Darin, My Little Red-faced Buddy, and to Annie, the Love of my Life.

Darin and Annie were also in a partnership raising quarter horses with mother Sharon, under the brand W.E. Ranch Quarter Horses. The entire family shared a passion for showing horses, and Darin cherished the friends they made in the Missouri Paint Horse Club.

Darin enjoyed time with his family and especially loved watching the Missouri Tigers play football.

Darin was an organ donor and in his honor this Memorial website was created. The Giving Fore Living annual golf tournament raises money for The Midwest Transplant Network, local charities, and the Darin Wainscott Memorial Scholarship.

Darin may be gone from us, but his memory and legacy live on forever.


Ronald “Darin” Wainscott
April 6, 1970 – February 28, 2013

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