Darlene C. Surfus, 80

Posted on February 22, 2014

Darlene C. Surfus, 80, of rural Markle, passed away peacefully at home at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
She was born Saturday, March 25, 1933, in Manistee, Mich., the daughter of Elijah “Gail” and Cecilia Steinburg Boxell.
Darlene attended School in Manistee, Mich. She married Albert R. “Steve” Surfus Nov. 26, 1953, at the St. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church in Huntington; he survives in Markle.
Darlene was a homemaker her entire life. She had worked at the Shultz Restaurant, Model Engineering, Nowak’s Hallmark and A Touch of Elegance.
Darlene was a member of the Wells County Extension Homemakers, holding the title of president as well as being the Homemaker of the Year in 2000. She was a member of the Perseverance Band and the Rockford Friendship Club. Darlene was a member of the Buckeye Christian Church, rural Markle.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Rick) Till of Fort Wayne; two sons, Richard (Diane) Surfus of Huntington and Alan (Beth) Surfus of Markle; two daughters, Kathy (Tom) Reed of Huntington and Carol (Jeff) Southard of Bluffton; eight grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Till of Bangkok, Thailand, Jamie Till of Fort Wayne, Eric (Lauren) Till of Fort Wayne, Traci Reed of Indianapolis, Noah Reed of Huntington, Lauren Southard of Bluffton, Dalton Southard of Bluffton, and Jenny DePoy, Huntington; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Till, Isabel Till, and Jacob Till.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Donna Mae Surfus; a sister, Delores Shaw; and a brother, Donald Shaw.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, Monday, Feb. 24. A service to celebrate Darlene’s life will be at 10 a.m. at the funeral home Tuesday, Feb. 25, with Pastor Richard Bunnell officiating. Calling will also be held an hour prior to the service. The final resting place will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.
Preferred memorials are to the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit or the donor’s choice.                
Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.
Online condolences at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

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