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(December 15, 1941 – March 29, 2012)

Darla Kaye Ridley, 70, of Midland, died on March 29, 2012 at Brittany Manor. Darla was born on Dec. 15, 1941 in Gladwin to William Lee Ridley and the late Geneva Ruby Shell and was raised by William and Elizabeth Ruth Ridley. Darla loved fishing, playing cards and her especially her animals. Darla is survived by her sisters, Janice (Marty) Goodwin of Potterville, Jeannie (Ben) Hassen of Midland; brothers, Donald (Dixie) Ridley of Midland, Bob (JoLee) Ridley of Gladwin; nephews Don and Darrin Ridley; many other nieces and nephews and special friend Janice Schultz. A private funeral service will take place at a later date.Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, is assisting the family. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.