On November 12, 2020, Darlene Jean Hellings McVicker was surrounded by her loving family, when she went to be at peace with the Lord. She was born on September 13, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Darlene married Carl Grant McVicker Jr. on September 6, 1958 in the Chapel on Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Darlene and Carl raised their children in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania and retired in Naples, Florida where they lived for the last several years.
She was preceded in death by her first son Robert Jonathan McVicker. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Carl Grant McVicker Jr., daughter Tami Cox and two sons; Carl Grant McVicker III and his wife Gayle, and Kevin McVicker and his wife Debra. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Mark (Heather) Millligan, Kristin (Steve) Neff, Katherine McVicker, Rebecca (Paul) Marcheschi, Matthew McVicker, Zachary (Kamila) McVicker, Daniel Cox, Sarah Cox, Benjamin McVicker, Jonathan McVicker, Michael McVicker, as well as 7 great grandchildren: Mark Dale
Milligan, III, Mason Milligan, Caroline McVicker, Gianni Marcheschi, Magnolia Milligan, Stetson Neff, and Allister McVicker.
She was the youngest child of Harry Howard Hellings Jr. and Rebecca MacConnell Hellings. She was preceded in death by her brother Harry Howard Hellings Jr. She is survived by multiple nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
Darlene was a devoted Christian, daughter, sister, niece, friend, cousin, granddaughter, wife, daughter-in-law, mother, aunt, grandmother (Nanny), neighbor, mother-in-law, great aunt, great grandmother, Registered Nurse, Sunday School Teacher, Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, Den Mother, and Church Nursery worker. It was her goal and joy in life to fulfill these roles and she cherished every memory of each moment she was blessed to experience in doing so. Darlene was thankful for all those who touched her life and for the love that was "over and around" her since her birth. As the amazing, kind, caring, giving woman who was so full of love for others, Darlene blessed not only the lives of her family and loved ones, but all those who she encountered. Her love is felt in the hearts of so many for eternity.
From the hymn How Great Thou Art, as quoted by Darlene, "When Christ shall come with shouts of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim my God, how great thou art!"
The family welcomes visitors on Wednesday, November 25th from 11-1 pm at McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian, 200 N. Market Street, Ligonier, PA 15658.Donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.
Interment will be made in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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