Marilyn Marie Darling

December 30, 1933January 5, 2019

Marilyn Marie Darling, 85 of Buckley, MI passed away Saturday, January 5 and rejoined her husband of 60 years. Marilyn was born in Ludington, MI on December 30, 1933 to Harold and Ruth Jacobsen. In 1952, she graduated valedictorian at Kingsley High School. Later that year, she married Gilbert Darling in Kingsley, MI. Marilyn was a life long member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, Sherman Chapter, where she was Worthy Matron a number of times. She also enjoyed cross stitching, gardening, sewing, baking, and reading. And she was the best Mom ever. Marilyn is survived by her daughters; Gwendolyn Lewno, Valerie (Michael) Marshall and Vanessa (Kurt) Menard as well as three grandchildren; Whitney (DJ), Ethan (Kayla) and Kirsten, and great-grandaughter Aiela. Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert, both her parents as well as sisters Gwendolyn Persons and Barbara McManus. Memorial contributions in Marilyn’s name can be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.


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Marilyn Marie Darling

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ken blanchard

January 25, 2019

Marilyn will be missed by many. She and Gib were our neighbors, but much more than that they were our GOOD friends. There were card parties including spoons that got pretty wild, many pool games trips to hunting, canoeing and the list goes on. Thanks for letting us know your family, and enjoy. Many blessings to the Darling girls, your mom will be missed, but thought of often. Love u guys (er girls). Ken and family

Sherry Schneider

January 10, 2019

Marilyn was one of the sweetest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. She was my neighbor and watched my brother and I grow up. Her and Gib were always there when my parents needed them. Gib would help my dad with things around the yard and would even come over and snow blow the yard, most of the time just for something to do. Marilyn was a phenomenal seamstress. She was always busy with one project or another, either making a new outfit or doing some needlework. Summertime they never ceased to amaze me. They had the best garden I can remember. My brother and I would help weed, plant, water, and de-bug. We were always welcome to help ourselves to something if we needed to or just wanted a fresh, just picked, snack.

May they be reunited in heaven. Rest In Peace.