Smolko, Darlene

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Darlene Susan Smolko

Photo of Darlene SmolkoOn January 8, 2018 at 3:45 am, Darlene Susan Smolko, 54, of Osceola Mills, passed away at her residence.

Darlene was born on January 3, 1964, in Philipsburg, a daughter of the late John T. and Edna (Comitz) Kovach, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. She was currently employed as a cosmetology instructor with the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center, Clearfield.

She leaves behind her husband, Mike Smolko, Sr., who she married on September 3, 1983, in Ramey.

She is also survived by one son Mike Smolko, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Taylor Walker; a brother, John Kovach, Jr.; and her furry children: Molly, Lexi, Loki, Gibbs and Ziva.

Darlene was a very driven person; always looking to read and learn new things. She loved and was loved by her family very much. Her favorite place to visit was the Outer Banks. She loved collecting shells on her trips to the beach and loved the time spent with family and friends. Her compassion for animals was also very strong. She was the kind of person to take in stray cats and dogs and make them part of the family. Not only did she love her family at home, but, her CCCTC family as well. Her students loved and respected her very much. They enjoyed her class because she made it fun and interesting. She impacted so many lives over the years and helped to mold and shape her students to achieve their dreams.

Mom, you will be missed by so many and we all love you so much. We hope you are resting easy with Pap and Bubba.

A memorial luncheon and celebration of life will be held at the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s memory to the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 157, Osceola Mills, Pa 16666.

Online condolences may be submitted to www.heathfuneral.com

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