Born On: August 13, 1930

Passed On: June 22, 2020

Nova Dorraine (Larabee) Darke

Nova Dorriane (Larabee) Darke, 89, of Muskegon, formerly of Kalkaska, Michigan passed away June 22, 2020. Nova was born in Kalkaska, Michigan on August 13, 1930, to Harry e. and Nina E. (Armstrong) Larabee.

On December 18, 1948, Nova was united in marriage to Donald F. Darke, who preceded her in death on August 31, 2019, after 70 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement, Nova was employed by Kersman’s. Zody’s and Steketee’s in Muskegon. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, crocheting and volunteering for the Kalkaska county Historical Museum.

Nova is survived by her children Anita J. (Michael) Stewart, Donald R. (Denise) Darke, Debra K. (Jerry) Swarvar, Donna L. (Rod) Syers, Richard W. (Patti) Darke, Virginia “Ginny” A. (Robert) McFarren, and Julie D. (Al) Holm, all of Muskegon. She leaves seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Bethel Larabee.

Nova was the youngest of eleven children. Preceding her in death were her parents, and her brothers, Cleo Devere, Harold L., Harry M. Rex A., and sisters, Alma M. Larabee, Opal P. Hauser, Leeta M. K. Martin, Beatrice E. Patterson and Vivian L. Turnipseed.

An Outdoor Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, June 28th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Shoreline Memorial Services Funeral Home in Whitehall, Michigan.  Use your own discretion regarding masks and social distancing.  A private burial service will be held at a later date at Excelsior Township Cemetery in Kalkaska, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ruby Creek Disabled Veterans Hunt Club, 7980 East Washington, Branch, Michigan 49403.



Visitation Information

Shoreline Memorial Services--Whitehall Chapel
816 South Mears Ave. Whitehall, Michigan 49461

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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