Frances Darlene Miller

August 26, 1939 - January 25, 2014

08/26/1939 - 01/25/2014

Frances Darlene Miller, 74, of Glen Dale, WV, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born August 26, 1939 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Darl and Freda Wilson Swisher.
Darlene was the Broker/Owner of Dar Realty Co., Moundsville, and a member of Glen Dale United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Swisher.
Surviving are her five children, Dan Turklay of Norman, OK; Donald Turklay of Columbus, OH; Stephen Turklay of Cameron, WV; Gene Miller of Mt. Bethel, PA; Michelle Miller Soles John of Glen Dale; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m with Pastor John Morrison officiating.
Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Theresa M. King
7 years ago


I remember coming over to your home in Glendale, when I was a young girl, counting your penny collection and hanging out in your room. Your Mom was always so nice to me.

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of you,


Rae Jeanne Brokaw Nicholas
7 years ago

Darlene was a wonderful lady, and was like a 2nd “Mom” to my youngest brother Bill. Our condolences to your entire family.

Bob and Rae Jeanne Nicholas

Salty and Loretta Riggle
7 years ago

Gene and family, so very sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Wilda Soles Nedley
7 years ago

My heart is aching for all of you, she was a beautiful person. Love and prayers to you all!!

Robert & Christina Noblit
7 years ago

My heart is hurt & aching. I don’t think I ever saw you without a smile on your pretty face. You have a wonderful family; I’am so glad I met your daughter, because I was very fortunate to meet you.

Beth McIntyre
7 years ago

My remembrance of Darlene will always be found among the pleasantries of my life. She was one of those rare people who met you with a smile, was quick to offer help and genuinely welcoming. She was warm, loving, caring; a good person. I’m grateful for having the privilege of knowing her.

Penny Adrian
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you.Darlene was a wonderful, caring and giving person.Always a good friend.

shirley dietz phillips
7 years ago

My thoughts are with you my friend.

So many childhood memories.

Rest in peace.


Mary Jo Britt Cronin
7 years ago

One of the most beautiful people that ever walked the face of the earth.I know heaven welcomed you with open arms.

Jim and Diana Brokaw
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and you family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

janis potts
7 years ago

Shelly & Family-please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss. Remember your mom with a smile in your heart and she will always be with you. God Bless Janis Potts

Betty Duffy
7 years ago

Shelly & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a very special lady … she was alway upbeat and smiling … and only saw the good in everyone! A friend to many … and always your proud Mom!

Rest in peace, Darlene. You were an angel here on earth to so many … enjoy the next phase of your journey!

Angela Owens Fulton
7 years ago

Shelly, we are thinking of you & your family. Sending love, light, & prayers.

Helen Dimitro Tyler
7 years ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I have known her all my life. She would always stop and chat every time I saw her. She and my sister were childhood friends.

We all grew up in Glen Dale. I will miss seeing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joan Swisher
7 years ago

We have laughed and cried together and we’ve laughed until we cried together. My heart aches for all of you. She will be dearly missed.