9:06 a.m., Sept. 30, 2010----Darlene E. Beiler, 40, of Camden, Del., a nursing major in the University of Delaware's Accelerated Nursing Program, died Sept. 21, at her parents' home.
Pat Drake, her academic adviser at UD, worked with Ms. Beiler as she completed prerequisite courses for the program. “Darlene was a very compassionate and conscientious student as she was pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing.”
A 1993 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Bible, she worked for many years in her family's business.
A native of Chestertown, Md., she grew up in Kent County, Md., before moving to Delaware in 1998. For a number of years, Ms. Beiler taught music and piano lessons to preschool children in the Dover area. She was a highly regarded church pianist.
Ms. Beiler is survived by her parents,, John and Shirley (Smoker) Beiler of Camden; an older brother, Clayton Beiler, and a younger brother, LeVerne Beiler and his wife, Janet, and children, Paula, Anthony, Craig, and Bryant, all of Camden; her paternal grandmother, Katie (Stoltzfus) Beiler of Lancaster, Pa.; and extended family.
Funeral services were held Sept. 25 in the Faith Community Church in Camden.
Online condolences can be sent via [www.pippinfuneralhome.com].