E. Darcelle "Darcy" (Price) VanceJuly 28, 1959 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 58)
E. Darcelle (Darcy) Vance, 58, of Kendallville passed away on Wednesday, Januray 10, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft Wayne, Indiana.
She was born July 28, 1959, in Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Luanne (Robert) (Fogleman) Jarvis and the late Jerald Price. Darcy graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois. Her work focused on helping others while working at State of Illinois Employment Office in Danville; the Head Start program in Garrett, Indiana; and most recently, The Northeastern Center in Kendallville, Indiana, which is a facility that assists those in need achieve emotional and mental wholeness. She was an advocate and ally for those suffering with mental illness as a volunteer for Noble County Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Her work touched the lives of many. Her greatest passion was writing. She was a published author of two novels, The Geek Girls Guide to Cheerleading and Dating on the Dork Side. She inspired many young authors, mentoring and helping others find their voice though writers workshops. She also enjoyed reading, Facebook politics, and peaceful days on the lake with her loving husband.
She is survived by her husband, Niles Douglas Vance of Kendallville, Indiana; son, Matthew Vance of Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughter Sara (Aaron) Andersen of Portland, Oregon; mother, Luanne Jarvis of Naples, Florida; in laws, Wilma and Allen Vance of Danville, Illinois; step brother, Brad (Lisa) Jarvis of Catlin, Illinois; and step sister Stacey (Ron) Howe of Catlin, Illinois; her brothers and sister-in-laws, and several beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Price; her brother, Jeff Price; her step father, Bob Jarvis; and her step brother Steve Jarvis.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00pm with visitation from 2:00-4:00pm at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville, IN 46755.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are invited to: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Noble County Suicide Awareness and Prevention.