Darla E. “DarDar” Styer

February 12, 1963 ‒ May 04, 2015

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Darla E. “DarDar” Styer, age 52, of Columbus and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

On February 12, 1963, Darla was born in Mount Gilead, the daughter of the late Roy and Phyllis (George) Styer.  She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1981.  She furthered her education by completing two years at Marion Technical College.

For many years, Darla was employed by Aetna as a claims supervisor.  She then took a position with Cheryl’s as a sales consultant in their popcorn division.  Darla then went back into insurance as a customer consultant for Zurich then Progressive Medical.  While at Progressive Medical, she was also a receptionist for IHA Urgent Care.

Darla enjoyed getting lost in a good book.  She also liked attending NASCAR races, Cincinnati Bengals, and Ohio State football games.  She loved taking care of flowers and always found a way to make them big and beautiful. Maybe it was the way she talked to them?

Family meant the world to Darla.  She never had children of her own, but she treated her niece, Heather, and nephew, Michael, like her own kids.  Her family did many fun things through the years, and especially enjoyed getting together and canning food.

Darla always did anything she could to help people.  She will be remembered as a happy, loving, soft spoken woman.

She will be dearly missed by her sister, Cathy (Earl) Kimbleton of Mount Gilead; her niece, Heather (Matt) Pettigrew and their son, Matthew, of Mount Gilead; her nephew, Michael (fiancée Amber Berry) Hoffman and their children: Lane, Shelby, and Bryce, all of Mount Gilead; a close friend, Mark Demlow of Columbus; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Darla’s family will greet friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.   Services celebrating her life will be held there at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, with Ben Granger officiating.  Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Darla’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Darla was a beautiful person and so much like her Mother. Heaven did receive another angel We will see her again someday. When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Prayers for your family.

  • We worked with Darla and she was a pleasure to work with and talk to everyday. Heaven has gained a precious angel and our prayers are with her and her family.

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Darla Styer. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

  • We are so sorry to hear of Darlas passing.May you find peace knowing she is in a much better place than we are. She will feel no more pain God Bless.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Darla’s smile will forever be a memory of her. You just wanted to smile with her.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Darla’s passing. She was such a nice, carrying person. Family was such an important part of her life and she loved you guys with all her heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • I coudn’t believe the news when I had heard that Darla had passed. She was a dear, dear friend who will be missed. Heaven received another angel. She was a blessing to all that knew her. RIP my dear friend.


  • I’m so sorry to hear of the death of Darla. I met her a few years ago when I worked at Aetna. She was very kind and nice and a caring person. I am glad that I got To know her on her journey of life. What a loss for her family . I will have many pleasant memories of Darla. May God bless you all.

  • Darla was a sweet woman who cared about everyone. I will miss knowing that she is out there making people happy. Cathy and the rest of the family are in my thoughts…

  • I am so sorry to hear of Darla’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen Darla for several years, I did keep taps on you through my friend Brian! Darla and I were coworkers and friends for many years at Aetna. I have good memories of our Friday night movie and dinner excursions!
    My deepest sympathy to Darla’s family, she loved you all so very much.

  • To Darla’s family and wide, wide circle of friends, I am so sorry to hear of Darla’s passing. I worked closely with Darla for several years at Aetna, but it had been far too long since I had spoken to her. Darla was a truly authentic and genuine human being. She was such a pleasure to know and I know she was a good role model and loving aunt to her niece and nephew whom she adored and talked about all the time. This is what I will remember about Darla, her love of family, her honest and caring way and her great sense of humor! Selfishly, I want her back for one more day so we can share and catch up, but I know she is at peace and I also know now I need to keep up with the people I truly care about. Thank you, Darla, for being you!

  • To Cathy and family,

    Sorry to hear of Darla passing away. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Darla was a great person and will be dearly missed. Heaven has got another angel.

  • Darla was my trainer, supervisor but most of all a dear friend to us all on her team at Aetna……..She treated us like family and we all loved her….Prayers for her family and friends………..

  • Darla and I were co-workers and became friends. Darla was a wonderful person. I loved her honesty and her kind heart. Her family was very important to her and she loved them very much. Darla was special to me and I will miss her. She was a hard worker and a loyal person. She did anything she could to help a loved one. Darla had a strong spirit and I will remember her fondly.

  • So sorry to hear of Darla’s passing. You are missing her so much, but she has left you with wonderful memories that you will always cherish. May you be blessed with peace, comfort and love in the difficult days ahead.

  • So sorry to hear the loss of your sister.she was always so nice to all. Debbie Lloyd
    My mom dad said to send their prayers to all of you too.joe. & Shirley Lloyd

  • Kathy and family,
    We are so sorry about the loss of Darla. She was a very sweet lady. I met her for the first time at the Morrow County Fair and she acted like she had known me for years. Heaven received amother angel.

  • I am so sorry for your loss! I know she meant the world to you and your family! Just know she is always with you, watching and looking out for you. Each little breeze out of nowhere is her saying hello! Love and hugs! Nicole

  • The world is surely a sadder place now. Darla always had a smile on her face and a heart as big as a mountain. Anyone that was lucky enough to have known her were truly blessed . So sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Cathy and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Darla. I know how close you all were. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers for all of the family.

  • Dear Cathy and family, so sorry to hear the passing of Darla, Heaven has gained another Angel, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and bless you at this difficult time.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Darla. I’ll always remember her smile and radiant personality when she was a student of mine. May she rest in peace.

  • Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of Darla. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Be assured that the Lord will bless and comfort you.