Darlene M. Blanche—59 Austintown – Services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday in St. Christine Church for Darlene M. Blanche 59 of Austintown who passed away Friday afternoon at her home. Darlene was born September 12, 1944 in Girard the daughter of Thomas and Mary Jo (Christopher) Blanche and was a life long area resident. She worked for ITT Tech. as a Financial Aid Administrator for 25 years retiring, in 2001. Darlene was a Catholic and a loving mother and grandmother. She leaves two sons Shawn (Alison) Perrine of Austintown and Bryan Perrine of Columbus, two daughters Marla Splitstone and Tina Perrine both of North Carolina, five grandchildren Shawn Jr. and Ashley of Austintown, Christopher, Michael, and Meka Splitstone, a brother Thomas (Ronnie) Blanche of Boardman and a great granddaughter. Darlene will also be sadly missed by her grand-pets Gizmo, Mia, Courage, Shaggie, Lilly, and Milhouse. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.