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Darlene B. Melvin Griffin

March 14, 1946 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 71)

Darlene B. Melvin Griffin of Rosedale passed away March 10, 2018 surrounded by family.  She was born in Terre Haute to Leola and Clarence Melvin.

She is survived by two daughters; Melissa Craft (Mike) and Shelley Thomas (JD), five grandchildren; Brittany Streich (Simon) of Indianapolis, Griffin Cassagne of Memphis, Tennessee, Lacey Craft (Chris) of Roachdale, Indiana, Lucas Thomas and Emma Thomas of Rosedale Indiana, one great grandson, Brody Streich of Indianapolis, special nephew Joe Melvin (Debbie), special niece Deb Tryon (John), lifelong friends Juanita Killion and Pam Hensley, as well as many extended family survivors. 

Darlene worked a short time for energy assistance before becoming employed with Hills department store. She enjoyed reading her newspaper, reading magazines and working word puzzles. The highlight of her days were calls and visits from her children and grandchildren 

“Live today to the fullest for it is a gift, tomorrow is not promised”.  

The family suggests in lieu of flowers to make someone smile with a random act of kindness


The family expresses their sincere thanks to all that called and visited with our mother, thought of them during this time, and to Harrison Crossing for the care she received.


Visitation will be held at DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Wednesday, March 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with services to follow at 3:00 p.m.  Online condolences may be made to

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