Barbara J. Darling

March 30, 1952 ‒ February 09, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Barbara J. Darling, age 66, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 9, 2019. She was born on March 30, 1952 in Washington Court House the daughter of Carl and Catherine Lillian (Oros) Anderson.  Barbara married the love of her life, Marion C. Darling on July 16, 1971.

Barbara attended the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.  She was a proud homemaker and liked quilting, crafting, sewing and baking.  Barbara enjoyed reading the bible and was an avid fan of old-time rock-n-roll.  Both Barbara and her husband previously served as 4-H Advisors, enjoyed participating in craft shows during their retirement, but most important to them was the quality time they spent with family and friends and attending their grandson’s sporting events and their granddaughter’s dance recitals.

She is survived by her children; Melissa (Ryan) Wolfe of North Canton, Ohio and Mary (Aaron) Darling-Gilson of Westerville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Rocco Wolfe and Zoe Wolfe.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will observe private services at a later date.  The Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Barbara J. Darling.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to the Knox County 4-H Activity Center Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 1 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.



  • I’m still so shocked you are gone. I will always remember the fun we had on election days. Rest easy my friend.

  • My deepest sympathy to Barb’s family…she made a huge impact on my life. Her faith, kindness, caring and friendship were a blessing to me, and I will cherish the treasured memories. You, her family, will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bonnie Beeman

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Barb and Marion were part of our family. Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy. We had many fun times at the Darling Reunions in Fredericktown. May God Comfort you and bless your family.

  • Mary and Melissa you have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was such a lovely lady. You girls have been through the hardest thing any child can go through. I can’t image the loss of both parents at the same time. I hope and pray you girls find strength in each other and god to help your hearts heal. God bless you both and give you strength. You will be in my prayers and thoughts for healing and strength in the days to come. Hang on to the wonderful memories you made as a family.

  • So very sorry for your loss. There really are no words. Barb was a gentle, kind and loving woman of God. May God help you through these difficult times.

  • We will never forget you parents kindness when we first moved to Fredericktown. Brad had the privilege to work with your Dad and I with your Mum. We will never forget your parents invitation for dinner at your lovely home and meeting you two beautiful girls. Their kindness has touched so many both near and far!!!
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers !!!!

  • What a beautiful, caring, talented person the world has lost. Sorry for your loss and our loss as well. Many prayers and blessing for the days and years ahead. Hugs

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Please know that you are all being lifted in prayer at this incredibly difficult time. May the memories you once had give you comfort in the coming days.
    All Our Love,
    Tricia, Jeff, Austin & Michaela Kinder

  • Praying for peace for all of you as you honor a wonderful couple’s life. They were good, good people and made far more of an impact than they probably realized.

  • Melissa, Mary, and families,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you as I know you are in pain. Your mom and dad were my neighbors for several years when they bought their first home. They were the nicest people and great neighbors. Your Mom and Dad will be missed by all who knew them. Such a beautiful loving couple. R.I.P. Barb and Marion. ❤
    Carla (Albert)Bausermam

  • Rest In Peace Dear Friend, Please know how much you will be missed. You were so full of joy and it was contagious. You loved your family, and they loved you right back. You were so proud of all of them. Even though we didn’t get to see you very often, it was always a pleasure when we did, and we were fortunate to be your friends. Please give your Mom an extra hug for us and tell her that she is missed. Our hearts are broken for the family, and we are sending everyone our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • I will cherish all the memories I have sewing and baking with your mama. There was the heart quilt at the fire station, private sewing lessons on how to make baby books. She came over and helped me with cream puffs…and many more!
    She was always telling me stories about her baby girls… Melissa and Mary.
    Your daddy was just always sweet and smiling.
    Your mom and the rest of us ladies have lots of memories while working and laughing together at Dr. Elders office!
    So sorry for your loss
    Dawn Kolbe

  • Melissa, Mary and your families. My heart broke when I heard the news about your parents. I can not imagine the pain you all are experiencing at this time. Knowing your parents through our community in the past and knowing you girls as you grew up, I know how much love they had for both of you and your families. May the Lord give comfort to you all in the days, months, and years ahead as the time passes without their being there. May the mrmories bring comfort and joy as you reflect on those times.
    Hugs to each of you.
    Janet Hiles