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Darlene G. Orr

May 1, 1938 — December 11, 2023


Darlene Rose (Griffith) Orr, 85, passed away on December 11, 2023, when she joined her beloved husband Paul, who had passed away in 2019.

Darlene, or "Nene", was born on May 1, 1938, in Licking County, Ohio, to the late Herbert William and Gladys (Darling) Griffith.

Surviving Darlene are her four children: Paul B. Orr and his wife Merideth, Susan Orr Parker, Stephen G. Orr and his wife Lori Ellen, and Matthew D. Orr and his wife Michelle. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren; Jessica Parker Mauerhan, Amanda Orr O'Brien, Garrett Orr, Louis Orr, Emlyn Orr, Ellie Orr, Timothy Parker, and Liam Orr, as well as seven great grandchildren.

Graduating from Homer High School, Ohio State University, Bowie State University and Ball State University, she was able to focus on her own career once they settled in Carlisle. Working at the Helen Stevens Mental Health Center, then finding her true calling at the Cumberland County Children and Youth Protective Services, where she was employed for more than twenty years. Darlene was also devoted to the YWCA of Carlisle, and taught parenting classes to several generations of Cumberland County Residents.

In addition to her family and friends, Darlene loved football, (especially Ohio State games), collecting antiques, and her watercolor painting.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Friday December 22, 2023, at 11:00 am, at the First United Church of Christ, 30 North Pitt Street, Carlisle. Interment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Darlene's honor may be made to the YWCA of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 301G Street Carlisle, PA 17013.

To sign the guestbook please visit www.hoffmanfh.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Church of Christ

30 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

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