Martha P. "Marty" Darling

April 27, 1942 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 79)



    Martha P. “Marty” Darling, of South Salem, passed from this life 10:44 a.m. Sunday October 3, 2021 at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe following an extended illness.

     She was born April 27, 1942, in Franklin County, the daughter of Carl and Marie Fowler.  On December 28, 1991, she married Danny Darling who survives.

     In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by her a brother, Paul “Pete” (Mary) Fowler, of Delaware; daughters, Sharrie Pierce (Tom Flowers), Carla Mae James, Wanda Frances Marie Coonrod, all of Chillicothe; a son, Tracy Welch, of Lancaster; daughters-in-law, Donna Cousins, of Chillicothe and Dottie James, of Bainbridge; 25 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, James Fowler; a sister, Thelma Shagnea; sons, Rick E. James and Mark R. James; a grandson, Glen “Hutch” Pierce; and a son-in-law, Edward Elmo Coonrod.

     Martha was a loving mother to her children, and an accomplished homemaker, seamstress, crafts person, and cook. She worked several years at Accurate Plastics, Ohio Division of Natural Resources, at Pike Lake in Bainbridge, Sir Richards Steak House, and other Care-Giver positions, until she retired.

     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mark Clendaniel officiating.  Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the service on Saturday.

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