Darleen G. Kubuj 1927-2018

MECCA — Darleen G. Kubuj, 90, of Mecca, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

Darleen was born May 4, 1927, in Mecca, to the late William R. and Cora Cooper Grove. She was a 1945 graduate of Mecca High School.

She was an active and devout member of West Mecca United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School to the preschool-aged kids for many years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Childrens Conservation League. She enjoyed making crafts and was fond of crafting with a group.

Darleen loved children; she enjoyed everything about them. She had a wonderful special relationship with her only grandson.

Darleen worked for Ohio Lamp when she was first married. She also worked for Lou Wollam Chevrolet in the office and retired from Microswitch in Illinois.

Besides her parents, Darleen was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Kubuj, whom she married May 28, 1949, and who died Oct. 4, 2014; her granddaughter, Marissa Franks; her sisters, Roberta Moore, Patricia Hines and Eris Ilie; and brothers, George “Esmond” Grove and William H. Grove.

Darleen leaves her two daughters, Elaine (Larry) Franks of Cortland and Marcia Kubuj of Warren; her beloved grandson, Matthew Franks of Cortland; sisters, Violet Childs of Mantua and Beryl Francis of Mecca; sister-in-law, Martha Grove; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. in Cortland. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Ron McIlvaine officiant. Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Family Mission.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Darleen’s family.

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