Dolores entered into the presence of her Savior and King on Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, Missouri after an extended pulmonary illness. She fought valiantly, and thanks to victory in the saving power of Jesus, she ultimately won the battle against disease, death, hell and the grave.
Dolores was born on January 5, 1943, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She is the sixth of seven children born to Walter Lee Comstock and Gladys (Daugherty) Comstock. Walter was a Pentecostal Holiness pastor all of his adult life and subsequently moved the family from church to church as the Lord called him. Dolores met Richard Paul Destarac in Denver, Colorado and they married on March 28, 1964. Though she became a follower of Jesus in adolescence, as happens with many of us, hardships in marriage brought Richard to Jesus and Dolores rededicated her life to her Lord. They had two wonderful children. Brian was born first and Tina came along three years later. They raised their children in Thornton, Colorado and after they both retired, they moved to Blue Springs, Missouri to be near Tina and her four children and they’ve resided in Blue Springs for the last 21 years.
In addition to being a wife and raising her two children, Dolores had a career in data entry and administrative management at Sasco, Martin Marietta, and Adam’s County Social Services—all in Colorado. She even completed flight attendant school here in Kansas City before she and Richard met.
Dolores has not only been a strong believer and follower of Jesus, but she has consistently had a spiritual impact on the people in her life. She has been a dear friend, mentor, counselor, prayer warrior, and cheerleader to her family, church family, and many friends. She loved and lived for Jesus and her family. In spite of her physical struggles – hardships that limited her in many ways – she always exuded joy and contentment, a devoted encourager to others.
Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee Comstock and Gladys (Daugherty) Comstock; two brothers: Gordon Lee Comstock and William (Bill) Carl Comstock; three sisters: Ruthie Mae Sullaway, Frances Marie Manning, and Wilma Louise Comstock; as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her devoted husband Richard Paul Destarac; her son Brian Destarac (and fiancé Suzy Lewis) and daughter Tina Muolo (and former son-in-law David Muolo, Sr.); four grandchildren: Danyel (Tyler) LeDoux, David (Connor) Muolo, Jr., Deion Muolo, and Dominic Muolo; four great-grandchildren: Maximus, Scarlett, Gianni, and Solomon LeDoux; two sisters, Myrtle Lois Parker of Wellington TX and Patricia Arlene Bryant of Cedar Hill, TX.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Dolores and words of comfort for her family may be shared at https://meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements for Thelma Dolores Destarac will be as follows: a Celebration will be held in her memory at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Crossroads Church, 900 NW Jefferson St., Grain Valley, MO 64029.
For our friends unable to attend, the funeral service will be made available by Livestream through the Crossroads Church YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/crossroadschurchgv/
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dolores’ beloved church for the spread of the Gospel through Global Missions. Donations may be made to the Missions Fund of Crossroads Church, PO BOX 351, Grain Valley, MO 64029. Memorial gifts can be digitally given to the Missions Fund here: https://direction4living.com/give/.