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Darlene Ann (Yard) Perkins

May 27, 1943 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 75)

Darlene Ann Perkins, of Masury, Ohio, was called home on Thursday, July 5, 2018, in the Emergency Room of UPMC Horizon, Shenango Valley Campus, Farrell, Pennsylvania, following an apparent heart attack. She was 75.

Darlene was born May 27, 1943, in Rochester, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Benjamin Edward & Ann Jane (Whittingham) Yard.

A 1961 graduate of New Brighton High School, she worked for SCI, Department of Corrections, Leavittsburg, Ohio, as a Librarian.

Her favorite pastime was playing Bingo, gambling, and decorating her house. However, her biggest joy was being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: her sons, Dale Allen Yard (Debra J.), Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and Shawn Raole Perkins, Masury; her daughter, Eryn Jessica Barczak (Michael), Butler, Pennsylvania; her grandsons, Ryan Michael Perkins, Isaac Sebastian Perkins, & Benjamin Allen Yard; her great-grandchildren, Eliza Darling Perkins & Kayden Perkins; her brothers, Joel "Joe" Yard, Rochester, and Leslie Yard (Joanne), Monaca, Pennsylvania; and her countless friends across Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale Woodruff Perkins, whom she married May 17, 1969, he died March 16, 2016; her granddaughter, Hillary Perkins; and her siblings, Ronald Yard, Edward Benjamin Yard, & Cheryl Yard.

A memorial service and picnic to honor Darlene’s life will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12pm in Buhl Park, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.  It will be located in Shelter 3 off of Forker Blvd.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made payable to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.  More information on how this may be done will be added to the website above soon.

Coordination of this tribute for Ms. Perkins was conducted by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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