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Patricia Darlene (Love) Crippen

March 3, 1956 — July 19, 2019

Denver, Indiana

Patricia Darlene Love Crippen, 63, Denver, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Born March 3, 1956, in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of James Glen Love and Martha Christine Weideman Love.  On May 2, 1976, in Peru, Indiana, she was married to Kim A. Crippen, and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2018.

Darlene attended Walk by Faith in Roann.  She worked for many years in the kitchen at North Miami Elementary School and had also worked at Doud’s Orchard and W. C. Redmon Company. She loved being around family and friends more than anything and enjoyed countless hours relaxing with her loved ones at the campgrounds.

She is survived by her mother, Martha C. Love, Peru; three children, Jennings Crippen and wife Jessica, Denver; April Gosnell and husband Zachary, Denver; and Christena Hampton and husband Brad, Roann; five grandchildren, Ross and Bryce Gosnell, Layla and  Braylon Hampton, and Waylynn Crippen; brother, Troy Love and wife Staci, Logansport; mother-in-law, Betty Jean Crippen, Indianapolis; brothers and sisters-in law, Norma Crippen, Kokomo; Kirk Crippen and wife Lisa, Virginia; Kevin Crippen and wife Tina, Tennessee; and Kristi Hale and husband Khris, Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; husband; father-in-law, Dale D. Crippen; and three brothers-in-law, Steve, Gary, and Craig Crippen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Chaplain Jason See officiating.  Burial will follow in Paw Paw Cemetery, rural Miami County.

Visitation will be from 2-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  The online guestbook can be signed at

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life or North Miami Youth League.

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