Sally M. Darling, 1935-2015


SEBRING, Ohio — Sally Miskimins Darling, 79, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, following a long illness, at Crandall Medical Center at the Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring.

Sally Darling
Sally M. Darling, 1935-2015

A longtime Salem resident, she was born Oct. 11, 1935, in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Homer and Helen (Herndon) Miskimins.

Mrs. Darling was a 1953 graduate of the Goshen Union High School, and graduated in 1956 from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Nursing and attended classes at Mount Union College. She was employed at the Salem Central Clinic until the mid-1960s.

She married Wayne T. Darling on Jan. 19, 1961, and assisted him with the family business, Lyle Printing & Publishing, publisher of Farm and Dairy newspaper.

A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, Mrs. Darling was also a member of the Travelers Club, the Salem Golf Club and volunteered for the Red Cross blood drives.

The Darlings traveled the world, and she visited more than 65 countries with her family and friends. They also toured the country and participated in many antique automobile tours. Mrs. Darling enjoyed playing tennis, spending winters in Florida and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 45 years on Jan. 8, 2005; and a brother, Robert Miskimins.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Darling, of Salem, Ohio, and his friend Ellen Caruso, of Canton, Ohio; and Scot M. Darling, also of Salem, Ohio; a sister, Martha (Miskimins) Lofland and her husband, Keith, of Salem, Ohio; sister-in-law Betty Miskimins, of Copeland Oaks; four nieces and a nephew; and many grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Services will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State Street, Salem, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Alumni Association, P.O. Box 33, Damascus, OH 44619; or the Salem Community Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Salem, OH 44460.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Crandall Medical Center at Copeland Oaks, and Hospice of the Valley, and her previous caregivers, in particular, Sandy and Genevela Campbell and Lisa Franklin.


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