Darlene Horton, a long-time resident of Tallahassee, passed away Wednesday the 3rd of August. Born in 1952 in Akron, Ohio, she received education degrees from the University of Akron and Southern Connecticut State University.
After stays in Las Vegas, Nevada and in New Haven, Connecticut, she moved to Tallahassee in 1984 and became a special education teacher in the Thomasville City Schools. After working for 20 years, she retired to spend more time with her family.
Darlene loved doing things with her family, regular morning jogs with her husband, playing tennis with her friends, cooking, gardening, and travel.
She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Wagner of Tallahassee and Shannon Wagner of Boca Raton, and by her husband of 37 years, Richard Wagner of Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be held for her at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, 211 N. Monroe Street - Tallahassee, on Thursday, August 11th, at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to either the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization that specializes in advocacy and services for individuals with mental illness, or the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a foundation that supports research on mental illnesses.