Joy Darlene (Dar) Bynum Trost

Joy Darlene (Dar) Bynum Trost Obituary July 7th, 1946 – April 22, 2024

Joy Darlene (Dar) Bynum Trost at the age of 77 went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 22nd surrounded by family at her home in Aztec, New Mexico. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10th at 3 pm at the First Christian Church, 500 E 3rd in Hennessey, Oklahoma. Dar was born to Floyd and Jeanita Hardin in Marlow, Oklahoma on July 7th, 1946, and graduated from Duncan High School. Dar is preceded in death by her parents, a loving husband of 40 years, Jerry Bynum, two brothers; Monk Johnson and Randy Hardin.

Dar is survived by an adoring husband, Rick Trost of Aztec, New Mexico; daughter Joy Hoehler and husband Bobby of Huffman, Texas; son Troy Bynum, and wife Tina of Enid, Oklahoma, Robin Trost of Illinois, Amy Trost, and Katie Roper both of New Mexico. Grandchildren: Trynton Laubach and wife Lindsay; Brandon Laubach all from Texas; Jordan Bynum and wife Crystal of Colorado; Dakota Bynum and wife Chelsey of Missouri; Tristin Roper; Esther Roper; Jesse Trost; Lucas Williams; Arwen Wiliams all of New Mexico; Alex Shaffer of Illinois; Madison Shaffer; MacKensie Shaffer both from Arkansas; and 13 great-grandchildren. Along with numerous nieces and nephews. One fur baby, Buck.

Brothers; Floyd Hardin, Ross Hardin, and wife Nadine of Hennessey Oklahoma, Sisters; Annita LaRose, South Carolina, Brenda Culp and husband Greg of Oklahoma.

Dar was an avid football fan cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and the OU Sooners. She loved watching the hundreds of hummingbirds that took advantage of the many feeders she provided for them from her porch. She enjoyed camping, going antiquing, and weekly card nights with friends. Dar managed the Farmington Bowling Alley, during her time there she bowled in league nights which led to several state championships for her age division.

Dar spent many years in Hennessey, Oklahoma where she and Jerry raised their children. She was known for her artistic talents, where she did many types of crafts including; commercial artwork often seen around town. She worked at Gails Grill and owned a print shop on Main Street. Dar and her husband Jerry shared a passion for racing, so much so that they helped run the Enid Speedway.

Darlene will always be remembered for her gentle and kind ways. She loved her family and friends dearly. She was a true testament to her Lord Jesus by how she lived her life. To watch live stream go to