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Darlene M. (Shaffer) Ward

May 21, 1951 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Darlene Ward Obituary

Darlene M. Ward, 72, of Oil City, PA., passed away Tuesday Dec. 12, 2023 at UPMC-Hamot.

                Born May 21, 1951 in Dubois, PA., she was the daughter of the late Samuel & Helen Slatterly Shaffer.

Darlene was a graduate of Dubois Central Catholic.

She was married on August 25, 1973 to Ronald R. Bolam, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2000.

On May 19, 2007 she married Michael C. Ward and he survives.

Darlene had worked as a receptionist for Dr. James Madigan in Butler, PA., for 30 years and later worked for Northwest Savings Bank.

A Member of St. Stephens Church , part of St. Joseph Parish, she was also a member of the rosary society.

She enjoyed walking, bicycling, traveling, and quilting.

In addition to her husband Michael of Oil City, she is survived by five children and their spouses

Michael Bolam and his significant other Suzanne Cook of Pittsburgh

Kari Zeigler and her husband Howard of Evans City, PA.

Jason Ward & his wife Nicole of Yorktown, VA

Jeffery Ward & his wife Shari of Fredericksburg, VA

Marcus Ward & his wife Brittany of Mocksville, NC

7 grandchildren

Breana, Gavin, Rachael, Willow, Waylon, Walker and Wynter

A brother in law

Stephen Ward & his wife Karen of Carlisle

A sister-in-law

Mary Kay Daugherty & her husband Patrick of Erie

As well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received  from 1:00P.M.- 4:00P.M.Sunday in the Reinsel Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 2:00 P.M. in St. Stephens Church in Oil City.

Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery in Dubois, PA.

Memorials may be made to a charity of ones’ choice.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com

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December 17, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
December 18, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Stephen's Church
21 State St.
Oil City, PA 16301


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