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Marilyn L. Darling

Marilyn L. Darling, 69, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at her residence on May 20, 2020 with her family by her side.  She was born August 2, 1950 and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Georgia “Marcella” (Rhymer) Arledge.  Marilyn loved to dance, work in her flower beds and sing as loud as she could in the car.  She liked going to the theater and hanging out with her Amigals.  She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

            She is survived by her children, Todd (Mary Jo) Darling of Minnesota, Brandon (Megan Dodge) Seymour of Columbus and Shannan (Josh) Hill of Amanda; grandchildren, Michael Geletzke Jr., Haley and Hayden Darling, Madison Hill and Braven Seymour; great grandson, Michael Geletzke III; brother, Leland (Cindi) Arledge of Lancaster; sisters, Shirley (Neal) Wolfe of Circleville and Sharon Tolliver of Lancaster and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Darling; brothers, Raymond, Jerry, Clyde Jr., and Frank Arledge; sister, Rosalie Caldwell.

            A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastor Phil DeMint officiating.  The funeral will be live streamed on the funeral homes Facebook page.  Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

            Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19 the family asks that if you are not feeling well or have a fever they understand if you do not attend.  Your prayers and thoughts are welcome.

            The family suggest contributions to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 in Marilyn’s memory.

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Marilyn was a fun loving good friend to my Mom. I had the privilge of meeting her also and what a sweet lady we have lost. Prayer to her family and friends.

Mindy Haning May 27 2020 12:00 AM

We would like the family to know that we are sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a neat lady and we enjoyed her as a member of the Darling Family. The virus has made it so we will be unable to attend the service on Wednesday but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Barb and Jim Butts May 26 2020 12:00 AM

From the memories of the Tainted 13 years to the car repairs conducted at her place her son and my best friend Brandon, she was always a blast to hang out with. She had the biggest heart and was always laughing. Like other have stated, she always had stories of the her kids growing up and I would always look forward to hearing them. I could sit there and listen to them for hours. Marilyn, you are and will always be missed. See you at the next show kid... .

Justin McGuire May 24 2020 12:00 AM

You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy in the death of Marilyn. I went to school with her (Joyce Ann Kerns Blosser). We will keep the family
in our thoughts and prayers.

Noah and Joyce Ann Kerns Blosser May 23 2020 12:00 AM

I missed my mamaw so much but I know she would be better in heaven than be in pain. I love her and she is the best. But all I know is that I have the best years of my life. Thank you mamaw for the memories - Madison Hill

Madison Hill May 22 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn and I did not always see eye to eye... I truly think that it's because we're so much alike. I will always have in my memories the trips going to the Amish Country and her buying us a million pies and beef jerky links and all the cheese. Her love for Elvis and her laughter.. many trips to cracker barrel and her telling stories of Brandon and Shannan growing up. Her heart absolutely belonged to her grandchildren. She would feed them all kinds of candy and tell them to hide the "evidence" ... I have made a lot of memories with Marilyn in the past nine years and she truly will be missed.

Megan Dodge May 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Darling

Connie Kempton Capuano May 21 2020 12:00 AM