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“Missy, sorry for your loss. You were your Moms everything! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Beth Young - Lancaster, PA

“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...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Diane Eidemiller - PA - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: rita grant - north brunswick, NJ

“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...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Melissa Depoe - Lancaster, PA

“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...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Alyce Brown - Columbia, PA


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.