Linda Marie Darlington

May 2, 1971December 15, 2013
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Linda M. Darlington, age 42, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, James N. Darlington; three children: Michael Dunavant, Emily Darlington, and Jack Darlington; mother, Gail (late David) Keith; sisters: Lisa Grandbois, Kathleen (Brian) Blumka, and Kari Keith; many nieces and nephews; and her loving dog, Bailey. Linda was preceded in death by her father, David E. Keith; and nephew, Ethan J. Blumka. Linda was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Schererville, IN. She graduated from Lake Central High School, 1989 and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts, 2009. Linda was a beloved first grade teacher at Joan Martin Elementary School of Hobart. Linda was a fitness enthusiast and enjoyed a good football game, especially watching her team, the Green Bay Packers. She was a graceful and kind companion to all who knew her. Linda was a positive influence on the lives she touched with her charisma, vibrant sense of humor and style. She was a truly genuine person that looked towards the future with optimism and hope. She will always be remembered for her contagious laughter and smile. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN). Friends are invited to meet with the family on Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Joan Martin Elementary School (301 E. 10th Street, Hobart, IN 46342). For information, please call (219) 365-9554.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Suzy Wallace

November 18, 2014

Miss you.

May 4, 2014

Miss Swike, thank you for recognizing the loss of Riley Knight.
Angie Lowe

jenna waugaman

May 4, 2014

i am so sorry for your loss i love her she was so nice she would stop in the hall way and give me a hug i wish all you guys luck and hope i pray every day

Mark Hogenson

January 2, 2014

Dear Jim, I am truly sorry for your loss. Linda will be missed and she will never be forgotten, may her soul rest in peace. -Mark

Tammy LeBlanc

December 29, 2013

Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with you. Linda was such a light in the room. Her warmth touched all of us and gave us so much happiness knowing our good friend found such a loving and beautiful person. I know the strength you need is in you but your Oklahoma friends are hear for you always.

Tammy, Bob & Robby LeBlanc and Joyce Carle

Valerie Lesko

December 26, 2013

Dear Jim, Michael, Emily, Jack
I am deeply saddened by your loss of Linda. I did not get a chance to see her very often when at your house but was always happy when did and talked with her. The last time I did she was showing me how Bailey was taught to say "I love you". I laughed when she said "That's not good enough," and Bailey would try again. Keep strong. When you feel sad think of one of the many happy times with her. She will be looking down on you smiling!

Wade Scheil

December 23, 2013

Dear Jim and family:

I am tremendously saddened at the death of your beloved wife and mother. I can only imagine that it is but a fraction of the grief and sorrow you carry. Please know that Kathleen's and my prayers have been with you regularly and will continue to be. I pray that you will be comforted and that your tears will be wiped away.

Miss Swike

December 23, 2013

Dear Jack,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother and the brave man who tried to help her.

David and Betty Schoolfield

December 23, 2013

We were broken hearted to learn of your wife's sudden passing. We have held you and your family in prayer and will continue to. Dave and I are Kristen Dixon's parents. Please know we care.

Kay McDuffie

December 22, 2013

May God bless and keep you all during this very precious time. God heals all wounds. My prayers are with you.
Dr. Kay McDuffie (Purdue University Calumet).