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Darlene L. Parlette

Darlene L. Parlette

Apr 10th, 1952 - Jun 26th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Apr 10th, 1952
  • Death Date: Jun 26th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Jul 1st, 2021
  • Location: Hanover First Church of God
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Biography: Darlene L. Parlette, 69, of Littlestown, died Saturday, June 26, at her home.  She was the wife of Henry "Hank" Parlette for 27 years.  Born April 10, 1952 in Gettysburg, Darlene was the daughter of the late Harold F. & Mary L. (Markle) Messinger. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College and was a medical secretary for Hoffman Homes for Youth, Littlestown, retiring in 2017 after over 30 years of employment.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her son, Eric Moore of Virginia Beach, VA; her daughter, Angie (Moore) Shriver & Jeff of New Oxford; her step daughters, Christina Trotta and Kirsten Caudill; a  grandchild; 3 step grandchildren; her brothers, Rick Messinger & Eileen; Ben Messinger & significant other, Shari, and nephew, Kyle Messinger.  Darlene was an active long time member of Hanover First Church of God.  For 43 years she organized all the special music for worship services.  She played the organ, piano and Clavinova on Sunday mornings.  She played for weddings and funerals and organized and directed the church's jazz band.  Darlene attended Sunday School and the Wednesday morning ladies Bible study.  She was a member of the church's Commission on Worship and Music.  Darlene was also a member of D's Dixiecats, Littlestown Area Municipal Band, Alesia Band and Myers Band.

Funeral Service is Thursday, July 1, at Hanover First Church of God at 1 P.M. with Pastor Dan Thomas officiating.  Viewing is Wednesday from 5 - 8 P.M. at the church.  Interment is in Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Darlene's name may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 42040, Oklahoma City, OK  73123 or  Online condolences may be shared on

Mike Smith
Jul 2nd, 2021 12:00 am
Ben, I sorry to here your sister has passed. My sympathy is with you and your family.
Cecilia A Stanford
Jun 29th, 2021 9:34 pm
So sorry to hear that Darlene has passed. I have very fond memories of our childhood together.
Janis Miller
Jun 28th, 2021 3:53 pm
I am very saddened to hear of your loss. I worked with Darlene at Hoffman Homes. She was always so great with the students and staff. Always had a smile for everyone. I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy is with you and your family
Michelle Craig-Conaway
Jun 28th, 2021 2:26 am
My deepest condolences to the Messinger and Parlette families. Her music will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Jun 27th, 2021 8:11 pm
There are no words to describe my grief for the family. I'm sure the music is so much better in heaven now that Darlene is there~~

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