Donna Darlene Shearer, age 51 of Saegertown, Pa. moved into her eternal home on Friday, June 17, 2016 after an extended illness.? Darlene was born October 14, 1964 in Kittanning, Pa., the daughter of Wayne and Donna (Boyer) Shearer of Saegertown, PA.

DarDarlene graduated from Saegertown High School in 1983.? She loved children and served as a nanny before developing a pulmonary disease 15 years ago.??Darlene was gifted with a natural ability to make children feel that they were important and loved.

Darlene had an unwavering faith that kept her strong during her physical struggles.? She never complained, instead choosing to trust in her Lord.?Darlene was full of grace, mercy and forgiveness.? She considered the Lord her husband and represented Jesus very, very well.? She ran the race and finished her course.? Surely she has heard the words, ?Well done.? She was devoted to her family and was a great encourager.

Darlene was well loved and she is survived by her parents, three siblings – Mark (Kay) Shearer of Madison, Ohio; Denise (Alec) Meyers of Blooming Valley, Pa.; and Justin (Lauren) Shearer of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; several aunts and uncles? and an abundance of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews,? She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs, Pa.? A service follows at 7 p.m. An additional time of visitation will be held at St. Paul?s Congregational Church, 251 St. Paul Road, Rural Valley, Pa on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 12-1 p.m.? Final resting place will be in St. Paul?s Cemetery.

At the family?s request donations to offset funeral expenses would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.