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Darlene Ann (McElfresh) Anderson

May 4, 1937 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Darlene Anderson Obituary

Darlene Ann Anderson, of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Darlene was born to Marion and Mara McElfresh in Springboro, Ohio in 1937. She graduated from Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton, Ohio in 1955, where she was involved in many activities, including head majorette for the band! She married Keith Anderson in 1958 and started their family together. They settled in Louisville, Kentucky and then moved to Pittsburgh in 1977. Darlene and Keith spent over 30 years together before going their separate ways.

Darlene maintained lifelong relationships with friends from grade school, Louisville, Colony Manor, and the law firm where she worked for 25 years. She enjoyed returning to Louisville each year for the Kentucky Derby with her dear girlfriends. She loved cheering for her grandchildren’s and Pittsburgh’s sports teams. She was a beautiful seamstress and sewed gowns, costumes, draperies and helped with the Dignity robes program at St. Louise Church. After retiring, Wednesdays were devoted to delivering with Meals on Wheels.


Most of all, she was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mother, grandma and great-grandma and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Devoted Mother of Kathryn Barone (Richard), Kris Anderson, Kellie Montero and Karolyn Kelly (Chris); Loving Grandmother of Melissa Seifert (Matthew), Nicholas Barone, Isabella Montero, Rachel Kelly and Alex Kelly; Adoring Great-Grandmother of Mason Seifert; Dear Sister of Donald McElfresh (late Shirley) and Jerry McElfresh (late Lois); and “Aunty Dee” to many nieces and nephews. 

Always near in her heart was her beloved son, David Keith Anderson, who died at 2 months old in 1963.

Darlene is also preceded in death by her brother Kenneth McElfresh and sister Jan Eldridge.


A special thank you to the private nurses, the nursing staff with Gallagher Home Health & Hospice and Amedisys Hospice and Concordia Visiting Nurses that showed our mother great love and care.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 3-5 p.m. at the David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road (RT 88), Library, where a Memorial Service will be at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org/memorial) or Meals on Wheels at the Crossroads (3909 Washington Road, Suite 201, McMurray, PA 15317). www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com

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Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
David Henney Funeral Home
6364 Library Rd
South Park, PA 15129

Memorial Service
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

5:00 PM
David Henney Funeral Home
6364 Library Rd
South Park, PA 15129

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