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Darlene Gerlach
1953 - 2022

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Darlene Gerlach

PORTSMOUTH-On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Darlene (Stonerock) Gerlach, loving wife, “bonus” mom and friend, passed away at Hospice of Central Ohio (James Cancer Center) at the age of 68. Darlene was born on May 6, 1953 in Gary, Indiana to Leroy and Dollie Daugherty. She worked in the banking industry for 38 years before retiring from WesBanco in 2015. During her career, Darlene was a member of various civic organizations.

Darlene enjoyed traveling, casino gaming and shopping. She was best known for her impeccable dress and style, larger-than-life personality, infectious smile, generosity, and her kind and loving spirit. She cared deeply for those around her, greeted everyone with warm exuberance, never knew a stranger and was a friend to many.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Dollie Daugherty; a brother, Gary Daugherty; and, a bonus great-granddaughter, Nora Gerlach. She is survived by her husband Bill; two bonus-children, Bill (Leigh Ann) Gerlach Jr. and Kristi Powell; two brothers, Howard (Kathleen) Daugherty and Allen (Connie) Daugherty; three bonus-grandchildren, Eli (Hannah) Gerlach, Alyssa Gerlach and Ashleigh Powell; and, dear friend, Julie Slezak.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio with interment to follow in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday April 6, 2022 from 10:00 am, to the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sierra’s Haven or St. Jude.

“You can shed tears because she’s gone, or you can smile because she has lived...” Harkins, 1959



Monday April 18, 2022

Norma Flinders

Darlene was one of a kind! Everyone knew her and she knew everyone. One of the kindest people you would ever meet. She will be missed by many. My heart breaks for her family and friends. If Darlene was your friend, she was a friend for life.

Thursday April 7, 2022

Ms. Burness Adams

I just learned of Darlenes passing. My prayers are for Bill and the entire loving family she left behind. It is very hard to say goodbye to such a precious person. Rejoice in the Lord because you will see her again someday. I loved Darlene as she was a genuine friend. My prayer is that God will give you all, all the strength you need to continue your journey in life.

Thursday April 7, 2022

Steve & Ann McCarthy

Darlene was such a delight! Full of personality and she could light up a room with that beautiful smile!! Always had time to stop and chat, no matter when or where. We’ll certainly miss her effervescent spirit! Our deepest condolences to all who loved her.

Wednesday April 6, 2022

Kathy Reese

The earth lost an angel.She was the best dressed woman in Wheelersburg always so kind to everyone. No matter where she say you she would stop and talk smiling all the time , she will be missed by all that knew Rest in piece Darlene

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Patty Lawson

So sorry for your loss. Darlene was electric with her personally, dress and beautiful smile. She will be missed by many that had the privilege to know her. Sincere sympathy to your family.

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Casey Keiser

Darlene was one of nicest people I’ve ever known. She had a wonderful laugh.

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Diana Claxon Stonerock

She was a loving aunt & sister in law when part of our Stonerock family, she loved playing in the yard with the kids when they were young. She showed love to them all. She will always be remembered with a smile??

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Judy Daugherty

Darlene.you were my sister in law for lot of years .loved you like a sister and still do ,Rest in peace ,I know you are with your mommy

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Thomas M Kittles

Darlene was truely one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to know. She never met a stranger and everyone loved her. It was truely an honor knowing her. Our condoliences to her family. BFAUK4

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Diann Noble Hamilton

So sorry for your loss. Darlene was a wonderful, caring lady and a great friend. She will be missed dearly.

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Rachel Daugherty

I love you Pretty Lady Rest in Peace Aunt Darlene Love you forever, Rachel

Tuesday April 5, 2022

jim and Pam Spradlin

A wonderful lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Monday April 4, 2022

Deborah Duzan

Darlene was a beautiful and happy person loved by all . Darlene loved her Bill. Loved working for her. Debbie Duzan.

Monday April 4, 2022

Donna Dryden

Darlene was a big part of my 45 years in banking with great advice and genuine concern. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Monday April 4, 2022

Dana Byrd

So sorry for your loss. She always had such a welcoming smile. She had open arms to make you always feel comfortable. I was quite jealous of her immaculate dress and style. What a beautiful woman, inside and out!

Monday April 4, 2022

Jeff Patton

My Sincerest Condolences For Your Loss


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