Darlene departed this life at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware from unexpected health complications, on Sunday, December 29th, 2019. She was 59 years old. Darlene was a graduate of Christiana High School in 1979, and thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with her friends for their recent 40 year class reunion. She was a collector of pigs and all things Betty Boop; a lover of all pets, mountainous landscapes, and breakfast.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Deanna Chatman, and her brother Donald Chatman.
She is survived by her children, Ryan Anthes of New Castle, DE and Christiana Anthes of Bear, DE; her former husband Bill Anthes of Bear, DE; as well as her sisters: Joyce Chatman of Newark, DE, Sandy Chatman and Debbie Chatman of Lakeworth, FL, and Doris Groh (Chatman) of Lantana, FL; and her nieces and nephews.
Darlene will not only be missed by her family, but by all of the estranged brothers, sisters, children and people who's lives were changed forever by her wonderful love and friendship.
A celebration of life service will be held by her family at:
Newark Elks Lodge #2281
267 Christiana Road, New Castle, DE 19720
Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 2:00pm
Dinner will be provided for all guests following the service
302-328-2281 or 302-743-1464