LINDA M. DARLINGTON CROWN POINT, IN
Linda M. Darlington, age 42, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, James N. Darlington; three children: Michael Dunavant, Emily Darlington, and Jack Darlington; mother, Gail (late David) Keith; sisters: Lisa Grandbois, Kathleen (Brian) Blumka, and Kari Keith; many nieces and nephews; and her loving dog, Bailey. Linda was preceded in death by her father, David E. Keith; and nephew, Ethan J. Blumka. Linda was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Schererville, IN. She graduated from Lake Central High School, 1989 and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts, 2009. Linda was a beloved first grade teacher at Joan Martin Elementary School of Hobart. Linda was a fitness enthusiast and enjoyed a good football game, especially watching her team, the Green Bay Packers. She was a graceful and kind companion to all who knew her. Linda was a positive influence on the lives she touched with her charisma, vibrant sense of humor and style. She was a truly genuine person that looked towards the future with optimism and hope. She will always be remembered for her contagious laughter and smile. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
(8178 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN). Friends are invited to meet with the family on Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Joan Martin Elementary School (301 E. 10th Street, Hobart, IN 46342). For information, please call (219) 365-9554. Condolences may be offered by visiting: www.chapellawnfunerals.com
Published by The Times from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2013.