Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Darlene Elizabeth Zerbe

January 19, 1927September 7, 2019
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Mrs. Darlene Elizabeth Seagran Zerbe passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of 92. Darlene, affectionately known as “Grammy”, was born January 19, 1927 to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Seagran in Dixon, Illinois. Grammy retired from Fort Belvoir with over 30 years of dedicated service.

She is survived by her sons, Scott (Bonnie), and Jay; and her loving and dedicated granddaughter, Tara and husband Noah, who devoted their time to loving and caring for Grammy. She is also survived by 3 more grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A very special thank you to Patricia Rogers who was like a granddaughter to Grammy and cared for her daily.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pete Zerbe; her beloved daughter, Elise (Babe); and her grandson, Kyle.

Grammy loved working in her yard, tending to her beautiful flowers, and going to Walmart. She will be missed by many.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Grammy will be laid to rest at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with her true love, Pete.

Rest in peace sweet Grammy!


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


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elizabeth Dereich

September 16, 2019

I worked at Ft Belvoir with Darlene for years. I thought so highly of her. She sure loved those grand kids. May your grief be short and all of those beautiful memories last so long.

Elizabeth Dereich

Terri Gollinger

September 14, 2019

Mrs. Zerbe was a wonderful, kind, loving, welcoming woman. I will remember her fondly.

Earl Terpstra, Jr.

September 14, 2019

Scott and Bonnie and family, We are sending you our thoughts and prayers on the passing of your mother. We miss you and love you .
Earl and Alicia

Brenda Hill-Martin

September 14, 2019

I became aquatinted with the Zerbe family as a child growing up in Garrisonville back in the 60’s. Darlene’s children and my sisters & brothers would all play together. My brother, Jamie and Scott played youth baseball and my sisters Peggy & Terri played “Barbie” with Babe (Elise). Once we moved out of the area, I kept in touch with Darlene through letters, cards and phone calls. I will remember Darlene as always having a smile on her face and being such a loving mother and friend. May you rest among the flower gardens in Heaven my dear friend. You will be greatly missed.

Susan Seagren Devine

September 13, 2019

Aunt Dart is what I called Darlene. So many happy memories come to mind. Even in the last few years, she would have a clever word or story, always a smile. So sorry for your loss. Can't help but think she, her siblings and parents are reunited in heaven now! What a celebration!
Love you all, cousin Suse.

Charlotte Hartman

September 13, 2019

Condolences to the Zerbe family. On the day that Scott and his crew were in the final stages of my move in February, Scott received a call concerning his mother's health. He needed to leave to be with her and it struck me that this was a woman who was loved. I am sorry for your loss.

Joyce Gum

September 12, 2019

To Darlene's family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I became friends with her at Fort Belvoir, where we both worked. We shared many years working there. She was respected, and loved by many who knew her. We shared many conversations, talking of our kids, grandkids, our lives, both good, bad and indiferent. We kept in touch even after we both retired. She was a very dear person. I know her health was declining when we last spoke on the phone last year. I know she is at peace, and her struggles are behind her. I will miss our conversations, My thoughts and prayers to each of you.