Judith Ann “Judy” Darling

September 24, 1948 ‒ August 18, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: With her toes in the sand and a book in her hand, Judy Darling was in her happy place. She loved the beach – Miramar Beach at Destin, Florida was heaven on earth – and every trip was completed with plans for her next.

Judy passed to a true heaven Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from her Mansfield home. She was 71.

Born Judith Ann Lowe on September 24, 1948 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to Homer and Opal (Kelly) Lowe, she was graduated from Madison High School. After working a short time at Therm-O-Disc, she accepted a position with the United States Postal Service. Judy was promoted, and trained in the USPS management program and retired as MDO Department Manager in the Columbus Post Office following a 33 ½ year career.

Though she loved the beach and a good book (suspense or thrillers), the true love of her life was her family: her husband Dave was her alter ego – where he went, she went, where she went, he went – and the sun rose and set on her grandchildren.

In spite of her many health concerns, Judy loved life and lived it fully. She liked fast cars, decorating for holidays, and hosting family Sunday dinners.

She will be remembered for her kind and generous heart, and her desire to help everyone.

She is survived by her husband David L. Darling; a son Edward “Eddie” (Emily) Myers of Willard, a daughter Amanda (Jason) Mullins of Mansfield; grandchildren Hannah Myers, Jayson Mullins, Maycee Mullins, Keith Myers and Sawyer Myers; a sister Sherry K. Lowe of Phoenix, AZ; a sister-in-law Carol (Jack) Jefferies of Monroe, NC; and a large extended family in Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Kenneth Lee Darling.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the Darling family with Compassionate Cremation Care. Though no formal services will be held for Judy, it is the family’s hope that her memory will spark your own personal remembrance in your heart.

Contributions in Judy’s memory to The National Kidney Foundation may be forwarded to Snyder Funeral Home, PO Box 3085, Mansfield, 44904

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Darling family. Share a memory or word of support with them online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • David and family we are so sorry to hear about Judy’s passing….prayers for comfort…..Take care.

  • So sorry to hear this Judy was such a sweet lady . Anytime Amanda and I were together she always made me feel like a part of the family her and Dave both . My heart goes out to you all .

  • Hello Darling was always my greeting to you both( because it was true)). I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May the prayers of those who care about you help you during this difficult time.

  • Family of Judy….I am a first cousin of Judy’s, my father was Opal’s brother Roy. It is a shame years went by and we were not in touch. My husband Bill and I would like to extend our condolences for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I worked with Judy and Dave at the post office and I always enjoyed talking to her. I remember her laugh the best. She was such a nice person. Prayers to you Dave and family.

  • Dave we are so sorry for your loss. I just loved Judy. We sure had some good times together

  • Dave and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Judy. Just a quick story. Judy and I were partners in Mr. Rivers biology class. He was in front of the class talking about dissecting a frog, and all of a sudden, Judy and I got the giggles, we tried to stop, but we just giggled more. We thought we were really in trouble, when Mr Rivers looked at us, and said, “I know when you can get the giggles when your not suppose to and can’t stop, so today I’m giving you a pass.” After he said that, nothing was funny anymore, and we stopped just like that….I loved her laugh! I hope this makes you smile! ❤

  • Judy truly was a good person and I will never forget her. I’m very sorry Dave for you and your families loss.

  • So sorry for Dave and the children. Judy was a beacon of outgoing joy and smiles. Many happy memories of her.

  • My Condolences to you Dave , my thoughts are with you it’s a sting that will pass. A good friend of mine and Judy’s will be there to greet her a friend that she worked with her out of High School at Therm-O-Disc. In 1967. I can attest to that she liked fast cars she had nice Chevy Camaro.