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Glenda "Darene" Gearlds

March 25, 1946 — April 11, 2019

Glenda “Darene” Gearlds, 73, of Indianapolis and formerly of Mooresville, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Born in Indianapolis on March 25, 1946, Darene was the daughter of the late Glen and Louise (Bean) Rhoton.

Darene grew up in the Mooresville area and was a 1964 graduate of Mooresville High School. She enjoyed working puzzles and travelling to the Smokey Mountains. Most of all, she loved her family and especially enjoyed visiting her extended family in Kentucky.

Survivors include her daughter Andria (Allen Johnson) Scales of Greenwood; and her granddaughter, Melanie (Jacob) Surface of Whiteland; and her aunts, Jessie Southern of Texas, Modella Mattingly of Kentucky, and Genoa Shirley of Kentucky; along with many cousins and extended family.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Darene Gearlds from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Please visit where you may express online condolences to Darene’s family.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Glenda "Darene" Gearlds, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

O'Riley - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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