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Obituary for Mary Ellen Darst (Darst)

Ms. Mary Ellen Darst, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 12, 2017.
She was born in Salem, a daughter of the late Edward Gilmer Darst and Virginia McDaniel Darst. Ms. Darst graduated from Mary Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Librarian Sciences. She worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a librarian. Ms. Darst was very devoted to her family, especially her mother and father. She was a lifetime member of Salem Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, May 19, 2017 in Sherwood Memorial Park with Pastor Janet Chisom officiating. Arrangements are being handled by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, 540-389-5441.
An online guestbook is available at www.johnmoakey.com.
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