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I also painted with Darlene at Wes B.'s class years ago...We were also in 18 Artists years ago. Darlene was so sweet and kind and such a very talented artist. My husband and I always enjoyed chatting with Darlene. She was a tough, kind resilient, strong woman whom I'd admired greatly.


Posted by: Dawn Fetty - Valparaiso, IN - Friend   Sep 09, 2017
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I painted with Darlene in Wes Berrier's class at the old FOP hall in Hobart for 4 years. Darlene was her own person, never put on any airs, and did a great job with the paint brush and also colored pencil. She is gone, but her work will live on for who knows how long...every one of them is a part of her.


Posted by: Alta Hanlon - StJohn, IN   Sep 02, 2017

She was always so kind and sweet and supportive. I always felt close to Darlene. She had the most beautiful soul. This is such a tremendous shock to me...Wished I'd known this earlier and could have been there for her. She will always be remembered and loved!


Posted by: Dawn Fetty - Valparaiso, IN - Friend   Aug 24, 2017

It was such a shock to hear of Dars passing today She was a half sister to be thru marriage..I will miss her and her wonderful talent as a artist. May she rest in peacetbdjy


Posted by: Barb Hanes - Granbury, TX - Family   Aug 13, 2017

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She lived next door to us in Chalmers. She was an only child and our family had 5 children. So a difference in family/living style. She was like one of our family and we kept in touch over the years. My last visit w/ her and friend (and a fellow classmate, Phyllis) was at my brother's funeral in 2014. It was always so easy to sit and catch up. Darlene had many

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Posted by: Helen (Meyers) Johnson - Kalamazoo, MI - Neighbor   Aug 04, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Darlene had such a beautiful smile and a healthy laugh! She will be missed by many.


Posted by: A friend   Jul 25, 2017

We are so sorry for the loss of this great woman! Darlene was a great customer of ours at Leos for several years and always had a smile and Bubba with her. We all loved her here and will miss her greatly. Our prayers to the family at this difficult time.
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Posted by: The Leo's Family - Cedar Lake, IN   Jul 25, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your mom when she drove bus for the senior citizens and still have and value greatly one of her painting. Praying for all of you at this time.


Posted by: Connie Conley - Cedar Lake, IN - Friend   Jul 23, 2017

Darlene was a good friend and hard worker in the arts community. She will be missed greatly..


Posted by: Nicki Filarski - Crown point, IN - Friend   Jul 23, 2017

Dear Julie and Theresa, Wayne, Cindy, and Brandon,

Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your beloved mother, Darlene. We recently moved to Georgia, from Crown Point, Indiana, where we knew your mom for many years through the various arts leagues and arts organizations we all belonged to together. Darlene was, and still is, a very talented artist. I am certain she is looking down on us all, right now, chuckling, amused by our consternation at her

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Posted by: Beverley & Jim Topa - Gainesville, GA - Friend   Jul 23, 2017