Darlene Marie Hummer, 80

Darlene Marie Hummer, 80, of Kokomo, died at 12:48 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. 

She was born on March 7, 1941, in Wabash, to Earl Luther and Mildred (Snowberger) Penn.

She graduated from Wabash High School in 1959, and then began working for Public Service Electric Co in Wabash. She married Thomas William Hummer in Wabash on July 21, 1962, with the services officiated by the Rev. Jesse Martin from the Wabash Church of the Nazarene. Darlene spent the first years of her marriage at home being a mother to her three children.

Through her married life, Darlene and her husband resided in Wabash, Fort Smith, Ark., Kendallville, and Kokomo.
Once Darlene's children began attending school in Wabash, she began working for Southwood High School cafeteria as a cook. Later in Kendallville, Darlene worked for the Rome City School as an assistant in the administrative offices. After moving to Kokomo, Darlene began working for Living Water Christian Bookstore.Darlene attended the Church of the Nazarene her entire life. During her many years of service, Darlene served as church pianist, organist, Sunday School teacher, assisted with Jr. Church children's programs, served as Sunday School Treasurer, was a steward on the church board, and assisted periodically with the cleaning of the church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas William Hummer; three children, Lisa Hummer, Thomas Hummer, and Mark Andrew Hummer; and her granddaughter, Rachel Hummer, all of Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Shirley Hileman.

There will be a visitation 9-11:00 am Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at the Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington Street, Kokomo, followed by a 11:00 am service at the church. There will also be visitation from 1:30-3:00 pm Saturday October 23, 2021 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, followed by a 3:00 pm service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

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Posted on 2021 Oct 19