Darlene V. Ortel, 76, a resident of the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, formerly of Bartlett Hill Road, South Dayton and One Temple Square, Fredonia, died Wednesday at her residence following a short illness.
Mother of Becky Pfleuger LeBarron, of South Dayton, Brenda Bentley, of Rio Rancho, N.M., Bonnie (Eugene) Wistner, of New Port Richey, Fla. and sister of Marilyn Crowell, of South Dayton. Also surviving are four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Floyd and Adeline (Heim) Valentine, by five brothers, Loren, Marvin, Norman, Lester and LaVerne Valentine and by three sisters Lenore Lucas, Byrle Hahn and Audrey Grey.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, Prospect Road, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, N.Y. 14228-1198 or to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750. To post condolences, go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.