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Darlene M. (Abshire) Gillis

May 20, 1942 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 77)


Darlene M. Gillis, 77, lost her long, brave battle with Multiple Myeloma comfortably at her home in Cicero on September 29, 2019.


She is survived by her son, David (Lisa) Yancey; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, a nephew, and her sweet “boy,” her dog Scotty. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louise (Sally) and Arthur Leisure; and brother, Ray Abshire all of Laurel, MD; son, Bryan Yancey of Muncie; as well as her beloved “girls” dogs, Samantha and Zoe. 


Darlene was a strong, independent woman. She worked for Guide Lamp in Anderson and Monroe, Louisiana, becoming a general foreman at a time when most were men.  She enjoyed her flower garden, home renovating and decorating, and was a keen organizer. 


A casual Celebration of Life will be held at Just Pop In, 6406 Cornell Ave, Broad Ripple Village on Friday, October 4th from 2:30 – 5:30 pm.

The family requests no flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services.  Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

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