Darlene Marie Wilkins, 80, of Massillon, Ohio, passed away September 7, 2023, following natural causes. She was born July 12, 1943, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Paul and Marie O'Donnell. On May 26th she married Thomas Wilkins, and they shared 58 years of marriage.
Darlene was a stay-at-home Mom for the most of her life. She was an avid gardener and loved thrift store finds. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her only great grandchild. She made sure to tell those closest to her that she loved them on a daily basis. She left a lasting impression on anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, even the cashiers at stores, her nurses, or the waiters at her favorite restraunts. Darlene will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Darlene is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Wilkins, her mother Marie and father Paul O'Donnell. She is survived by her daughters Debbie (Pat) Cain, Diana (John) Dippold, and son TJ (Tonya) Wilkins, granddaughters Amanda, Samantha, Kelli, Cara Grace, Ashley, and Angelica Hope, great grandson Madden, and her grand dog and special companion Chewy.
Special Thank you to Harmony Care Hospice for making the end-of-life journey special and joyful.
Private memorial service for family will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to Harmony Care Hospice.