Ms. Mary Ellen Darst, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 12.
She was born in Salem, a daughter of the late Edward Gilmer Darst and Virginia McDaniel Darst. Ms. Darst graduated from Mary Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Librarian Sciences. She worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a librarian. Ms. Darst was very devoted to her family, especially her mother and father. She was a lifetime member of Salem Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, in Sherwood Memorial Park with Pastor Janet Chisom officiating. Arrangements are being handled by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, 540-389-5441. An online guestbook is available at www.johnmoakey.com.