Our apologies from the staff at Dalla Valle Funeral Service. Due To The Pennsylvania "Stay At Home Order," Public Visitation For Darlene Has Been Cancelled. Private funeral services will be held by her family with burial at Everett Cemetery.
R. Darlene Shoemaker Hershberger, 80, of Bedford, formerly of Everett, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 5th, 2020.
She was born on Sunday, September 3rd, 1939 in Everett, a daughter of the late Clay F. Rice and Susie Pearl (Grove) Rice.
Darlene married Gerald W. “Jake” Shoemaker in 1960 at the Tecumseh Church in Everett who passed away on May 29th, 1996, and then married Thomas F. “Tom” Hershberger in 1996.
Darlene is survived by her two sons, Roger W. Shoemaker and wife Robin C. (Schwamenfeld) Shoemaker of Parkland, Florida and Kevin L. Shoemaker and wife Denise (Sipes) Shoemaker of Charlotte, North Carolina; two granddaughters, Alexis and Rachael; two grandsons, Justin and Ethan; a sister, Ruie Ann Fletcher of Bedford and her children LaRhonda, Todd and Michael, and many more loving nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and their families.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in passing away by her older sister Athalone Foor and two brothers Roy Rice and Ralph Rice.
Darlene was a member of the Everett United Methodist Church, and for many years has attended the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Bedford. A graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1957, she worked as an X-Ray Technician assistant at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County, now UPMC Bedford Memorial, for 25 years until retiring.
Darlene enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends and will always be remembered for her love of family, friends, community and dedication to the church.
Private funeral services will be held by her family with burial at Everett Cemetery. Memories may be shared online at www.dallavalle-everett.com
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Darlene to the Bedford Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 9391 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522.
Arrangements by Dalla Valle Funeral Service, 22 West Main Street, Everett.