Darlene S. Depoe

  • Born: January 20, 1951
  • Died: December 2, 2017
  • Location: Columbia, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042

Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Darlene S. Depoe, 66, formerly of West Hempfield Twp. and Lancaster passed away on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehab, Columbia. Born in Lancaster on January 20, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Richard S. Swain and Lorraine J. Pfeiffer Kirchner.
Darlene was a 1969 graduate of Hempfield High School. She had worked as a dental assistant for several years for Dr. Lutz. She enjoyed shopping and going to garage sales. Her beloved dog, Kelly preceded her in death.
Darlene is survived by her daughter Melissa L. Depoe of Lancaster, cousins and friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Darlene's Funeral Services on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11AM from the Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, The Gundel Chapel, 3225 Main Street, Conestoga, PA with Rev. Dr. Richard Rimert officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 10:30 to 11:00AM. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Darlene's memory to Humane League of Lancaster County. For other information, please call 717-393-1776 or to submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Missy, sorry for your loss. You were your Moms everything!

Posted by Beth Young - Lancaster, PA - Family Friend   December 08, 2017

God bless you, Darlene, and now may your rest in peace. I enjoyed the time we spent together and I kept up with you through your daughter. May you rest in peace and we will all go forward with the many memories. Your daughter took good care of you and her first priority was always you. We all will walk beside her now as she heals. Sometimes the journey is hard and filled with ups and downs but you did it, Darlene. Until we meet again my friend.

Posted by Diane Eidemiller - East Petersburg, PA - Friend   December 08, 2017

I know Darlene only through her daughter Melissa, a good friend of mine. Melissa gotta hold her head high because she did her mom proud during the end of her life and during her life. Having to deal with deteriorating health and inevitable death was tough, but Melissa did all she could for her mom.

Melissa was a devoted daughter.

Posted by rita grant - north brunswick, NJ - Friend   December 06, 2017

Words can not express how I will miss you Mom! You have been there with me and made sure I had every need in the challenging times. You worked two jobs most of your life just to raise me and take care of me. I will be ever thankful to you and I'll miss you more than you will know. You were my best friend from think and thin and I thank you for everything! I was there for you threw think and thin as well! Words can't express the love I have for you and the love you had for me! I'll forever miss toy!

Posted by Melissa Depoe - Lancaster, PA - Daughter   December 06, 2017

Darlene was my friend in High School. A true friend and I cherished her friendship. Seeing her obituary I found something out, that I never knew we where born on same month, day and year. I wish the family many fond memories of Darlene and know she will always be in your hearts. A friend Alyce Brown

Posted by Alyce Brown - Columbia, PA - Classmate   December 06, 2017