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Charlene Darling

September 26, 1931 — September 3, 2015

Charlene V. Darling, age 83, of Peotone, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her home.

She was born on September 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Charles and Valeria (Loitz) Younker. She married the late Charles (Chuck) Darling on October 18, 1953 in Peotone. Charlene was a homemaker, caretaker, and a beautician. She was a member of the Peotone United Methodist Church and the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Michael) Jaffe of Bensenville, IL, Jeffrey (Rebecca) Darling of Peotone, and Susan Luehrs (Doug Ogle) of Nashville, IN; grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Scheffers of Peotone, Julie (John) Hollandsworth of Peotone, Melanie Luehrs of Peotone, Jacob and Benjamin Darling of Peotone, and Phillip Jaffe of Bensenville; six great-grandchildren, Joseph, Olivia, Tyler, Jack, Madilyn, and Henry; a brother, Calvin Younker of Peotone; a nephew, Gary (Mary) Younker of Chicago; and two wonderful caretakers, Jackie and Donna. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chuck; an infant son, Jonathan; and a son-in-law, Donald Luehrs.

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Sunday, September 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Sunday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m., Rev. Richard Young officiating. Memorials to the Rush University Medical Center Parkinson’s Program, 1725 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612 or VITAS Hospice and Healthcare, 525 E. North St., Suite C, Bradley, IL 60915 would be appreciated.


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