Frances J. Darling, 84, of Matthews Run Rd., Youngsville, died Monday November 11, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

She was born October 6, 1929 in Warren, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Victoria “Nellie” (Gosden) Hoffman. Frances enjoyed gardening and tending to her flower beds.

She is survived by her loving husband Edwin Darling, whom she married on December 20, 1969 in Youngsville, 2 sons, Dail (Dorothy) Swanson of Escondido, CA., and Roy (Diedra) Swanson of Warren, a daughter Gail (David ) Brecht of Russell, 2 stepchildren, Robert (Durinda) Darling of Youngsville, Marcelle Wood of Harrisburg, Pa., 1 brother, Raymond Hoffman of Chandlers Valley, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Margaret Carlson and Vera Taft, and 4 brothers, Donald (Vi) Hoffman, Albert (Norma) Hoffman, Ralph (Elizabeth) Hoffman and George Hoffman.

Friends will be received at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 314 North Main Street in Youngsville, on Thursday November 14, from 35pm at which time a funeral service will take place there with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Warren Co. Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, and Warren, Pa. 16365.

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