Judith Darko- Kingsport, Tennessee
Judith “Judy” Darko, 76, of Kingsport, went to be in paradise with our Lord Jesus on January 30, 2021. The daughter of the late Bernice Turley, she grew up in East Benton, PA, and was a graduate of Benton High School. In March 1968, she married her husband Ken; they were together for 54 years. She was a Navy wife, a Girl Scout troop leader, and an avid novel reader. Judy loved to craft, including painting ceramics, knitting, and especially crocheting, and was a member of the Crochet Guild of America. She donated many of her creations to charities. She also enjoyed gardening and was a certified Master Gardener. She loved flowers, butterflies, and birds, especially hummingbirds, and kept their feeders full. She was interested in researching her family’s genealogical history. Her husband and daughters were her centers as they moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Florida and finally settled in Tennessee. She attended and donated much of her time cooking dinners and helping with tag sales at Wheeler United Methodist Church in Blountville, TN, and was a long-time member of the Free Methodist Church of Abington in Waverly, PA.
Judy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 53 years, Ken Darko; her two daughters: Brenda Baines (Brian) of Bristol, TN, and granddaughter Ashley, and Kendra Parker (Josh) and granddaughters Kate and Amanda of Garrison, NY; half-sister Barbara Theobald (Dave) of Mount Pulaski, IL; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by her brother Ron Turley in 2019.
The visitation for Judy will be held at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens on Saturday, February 13, 2021, beginning at 1:00 PM. A Memorial Service will follow beginning at 2:30 PM. There will be an interment at Mountain Home National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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