Darleen Ploenes (Dee) was born November 2, 1927 in Barberton, Ohio, died unexpectedly of a long illness on May 7, 2009.
She was preceded in death by parents, John and Carrie Kosco; sister-in-law, Lib Daugherty; brother-in-law, Frank Gerber. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of 59 years; children, Paula and John Coon, John and Barb Ploenes, Tracey and Jeff Bognar, and Lea and Troy Burns. Darleen was loving grandmother to Joshua, Morena, Carrie, Kellen, Aaron, Peyton, Casey, Alexandra, and great-grandmother to Zindeen. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Gerber and brother-in-law, Al Ploenes.
Darleen was a retired science teacher from Woodridge Schools where she had a passion for outdoor education and the space program. DLTBB
The family thanks all of Dee's caring and supportive caregivers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Services, 3358 Ridgewood Rd, Akron, OH 44333, or Hattie Larlham, 9772 Diagonal Rd, Mantua, OH 44255.