Darlene “Judy” Stahl (nee Kukes), 65, of Vermilion, died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, after a lengthy illness. Judy was born September 13, 1948 in Vermilion, where she had been a life long resident.
She worked as an assembler for Ford Motor Co., Lorain, retiring after 30 years. Judy was a member of the UAW Local #425. She enjoyed riding and showing horses, yard work, and flower gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Raymond Stahl; and a niece who she considered her daughter, Freda Nelson of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Barney and Doris (nee Fleming) Kukes; brothers, Walter and Timothy Kukes; and sister, Marilyn Anderson.
The family will receive friends Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, 2013, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Pastor Jonathan Cheatham will officiate. Interment will follow at Birmingham Cemetery, Birmingham.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mercy Cancer Center, 41201 Schadden Rd., Suite 2, Elyria, OH 44035.