Darlene Faye (Kriebel) Carris

April 16, 1930 ~ July 14, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Darlene Carris, 93, received her call from her Heavenly Father, and as she heard His voice it took her breath away. Darlene’s relocation took place at her home on July 14, 2023, where she and her husband Ralph of almost 75 years lived. 


Darlene was a graduate of Kenmore High School and worked as a full-time mother.  She loved to share her talents with both the Coventry School system and Lockwood Church and was an active member of the Community Church of Portage Lakes.  She was a big part of the prayer team ministry and served in various roles throughout her years.  No one would ever leave her sight without her asking “Are your priorities right and do you know my Lord?”


Her inspiring spiritual life leaves behind along with her husband, children, Kathy (Rick) Struckel, Craig (Jackie) Carris, and Kevin (Ellie) Carris; grandchildren, Scott (Lynnsay) Struckel, Midge (Joe) Asher, Cameron (Katy) Carris, Chase (Lauren) Carris, Madi (Mark) Bint, and Lexi (Kyle) Scelza; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Samuel, Sadie, Estelle, Hope, Aris, Walter, Olivia, Ruthie, Kollyns, Isabelle, Cruz, and Chloe.


Out of all the organizations she was involved with, she loved Haven of Rest Ministries, and being able to follow the Mission Ministries of Community Church was assisting.


A Funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday, July 17, 2023, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Rick Struckel officiating.  Family and friends may call on Monday from NOON until the time of the service.  A private family interment will take place on Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Darlene’s name to the Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 547, Akron, Ohio 44309-0547, or to the Community Church of Portage Lakes, 3260 Cormany Road, Coventry Township, Ohio 44319 – Missions Fund.   To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at


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Memorial Contributions:

Haven of Rest Ministries 
P.O. Box 547 
Akron, Ohio 44309-0547 


Community Church of Portage Lakes
Missions Fund
3260 Cormany Road   
Coventry Township, Ohio 44319


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July 17, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
July 17, 2023

1:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Private Interment

Greenlawn Memorial Park
2580 Romig Rd
Akron, Ohio 44320


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