Obituary for Patricia Darlene Duvall


Patricia Darlene Duvall

March 17, 1951 - April 29, 2021

Patricia Darlene (Meltabarger) Duvall, age 70 of Indianapolis, passed away on April 29, 2021.

She was born March 17, 1951 to Donald and Lois (Kimmer) Meltabarger. She was raised surrounded by her beloved grandparents, Wilbur L. and Julia M. Meltabarger, and aunts Evelyn (Oland) Thompson, Ruth (Thomas) Royse, and Maxine (Thomas) Kelly, all whom have preceeded her in death.

Darlene married James E. (Jed) Duvall on March 23, 1974. He survives. They share an only son Scott M. Duvall born February 1, 1988. He also survives.

Darlene is survived by her brothers and sister Donald L. Meltabarger, Diana (Dennis) Burdine, Daniel (Nancy) Meltabarger, and cousin Julia (Robert) Schonegg, along with several nieces and nephews.

Darlene graduated from Southport High School in 1969. She went on to graduate from Ball State university with a master’s degree in education. She taught school for over 43 years, ending her career in 2016 with I.P.S.

There will be a private Christian memorial celebration of life for family only in the coming days.

In lieu of flowers, Darlene has requested family and friends to honor her life and memory by volunteering at your local church, or school by serving children in their education in her name.


Sharon Sellers posted on May 10, 2021

I will always have fond memories of working with Darlene at School 14. She was a mentor to me, and I learned so much from her expertise. She was a smart, kind, hard working bundle of energy. My prayers and condolences are with her family during this difficult time.

MARY Jane Hollcraft posted on May 10, 2021

Prayers and peace for Darlene’s family. I taught with Darlene at school #14. She was an awesome teacher, mentor, and friend. She will be long remembered and missed.

Kelly Agee posted on May 10, 2021

Mrs. Duvall was working her magic at School 14 when I began my education career there. I’ll always remember her passion, her energy, and her unwavering belief in her students. All my best to her family during this difficult time. ❤️

Henrietta’s Brown posted on May 10, 2021

I had the opportunity and privilege to work with Darlene Duvall at school 14 under the leadership of Ms. Odle. Whenever she had an assignment, she would explained what needed to be done. Then she would say, ‘any questions,’ and if there were none, she would take off running, literally, she walked so fast! The children were her heart! When resources were needed , Darlene was there for them. She will be missed. My prayers for her husband and the family.

Shirley Royse posted on May 4, 2021

I am shocked to see this today. Such a darling little girl or so she was to me even before her marriage etc. I have very fond memories of her. I am so sorry to all who are left behind but then again hopefully everyone will meet again. Shirley

Traci Prescott posted on May 4, 2021

I thought with Darlene at IPS 14 and one year we had a joining rooms right next to each other. Darlene was a bright spot for me every day and she was a bright spot to all of our kids every day as well. She will definitely be missed but she made a huge impact by just being the wonderful woman she was.

Jan Joern posted on May 4, 2021

I was privileged to work with Darlene at School #14. She was one of a kind and an awesome teacher/coach. She had a smile every day!! My sympathies to all the family.

Elizabeth Odle posted on May 3, 2021

💕Darlene Duvall was an excellent, caring and supportive educator. She gave so much of her soul and life into helping to make a difference for the students and families that were all a part of Washington Irving IPS 14. 💕She will always be remembered in the hearts of many for all the ways that she supported them to be successful.💕 Darelne was truly my “right hand” in supporting the successful career that I had while being principal at School 14...Elizabeth Odle

Susan posted on May 3, 2021

I met Darelene and her Brothers and sister at their grandparents house in 1960 when I was 5 years old. Grandma was my babysitter. I looked up to Darlene as the big sister i never had. She was one of the finest people i have ever known. She was a good teacher, a wonderful mother and an equally wonderful wife. My prayers are with the whole family as they grieve the loss of this wonderful sister, wife, cousin, mother and friend. I'll see you on the other side Darlene.

Annie Bishop posted on May 3, 2021

Praying for your family. Darlene was a great mentor to me at School14. She was a great teacher, reading coach and coworker.


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