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Gladys Darlene Stroup (McDonnell)

Gladys D. (Stroup) McDonnell

March 3, 1939 - Oct. 26, 2012
SOUTH BEND - Gladys Darlene McDonnell, age 76, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:30 pm Friday, October 26, 2012, in her home. Darlene was a school teacher and retired after 37 years of service. She was employed the majority of her years at LaSalle and Jackson High Schools, and also worked at Bendix School in special education and Riley High School.

Darlene was born on March 3, 1939, in South Bend, to the late Roy and Gizella (Kleva) Stroup, and had lived in the South Bend area all of her life. On June 22, 1968, in South Bend, she married Dennis E. McDonnell, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Lori McDonnell Cochrane and Jamie (Luis) Marciano, both of Indianapolis, IN; one grandson, Sammy Marciano; and a sister, Joanne (Don) Utendorf of Beaver Creek, OH.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012, at the Palmer Funeral Home - Guisinger Chapel, 3718 South Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46614. Friends may gather with the family from 10:00 am until the time of the services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Darlene received her Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed several ladies leagues in her later years. She also taught golf for a number of seasons at Jackson High School. Darlene was a sports enthusiast and also enjoyed a baseball game. She loved to paint. Contributions in memory of G. Darlene McDonnell may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123. Online condolences may be sent through www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

Published by South Bend Tribune on Oct. 30, 2012.

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