Kathleen A. Darling (Cavanaugh)

Kathleen A. Darling (Cavanaugh) 

May 11, 1959 – April 28, 2024

Preceded in death by husband, Daniel Darling, and parents, William and Patricia Cavanaugh. Survived by children, Noah and Julia Darling; dog, Ozzy; and brothers, Tim and Mike Cavanaugh.

Kathleen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of 3 children. She attended Beals Elementary School, Norris Junior High, Paul VI High School, and UNO. In 1995, she married Daniel Darling and had Noah in December of 1998, and Julia in January of 2001. Daniel died suddenly in 2002, leaving Noah and Julia the central focus of Kathleen’s life, and her greatest pride and joy. She began her career with the IRS, then the Corps of Engineers, ending with an early retirement in 2008 from federal service with Defense Finance and Accounting Service at Offutt, totaling twenty eight and a half years.  In 2013, Kathy began working as a paraprofessional in the Millard Public Schools, first at Cody Elementary and then Upchurch Elementary. Kathleen touched everyone in her life with her resilience, friendship, and a sense of humor.

VISITATION: Friday, May 3rd, from 5 to 7 p.m., with TIME OF SHARING at 6 p.m., at West Center Chapel.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 4th, 11 a.m., West Center Chapel.

Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at top of the homepage.


  • Vicki Christiansen Posted April 29, 2024 5:31 pm

    Kathy was very special and will be missed by many. Keeping family in thoughts and prayers.

  • Kelly Hippen Posted April 30, 2024 4:24 pm

    Kathy was a special person, I will aways remember enjoying outdoor concerts with her. Lots of hugs and prayers for the family.

  • tom prchal Posted April 30, 2024 7:15 pm

    so sorry of the loss of kathy at 94 I cannot be at the service but will keep her in my prayers noah juliea tim mike Such a fine lady tom prchal storm lake

  • Cindi Welna PVI 77 Posted May 2, 2024 7:51 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of your Mom’ s passing. I always remember your Mom’s pretty long red hair. It was always enjoyable to see her at the class reunion. Her HUMOR was undeniably FUN. God Bless. Rest in peace Kathy.

  • Jamie Manzitto Posted May 3, 2024 8:20 am

    Tim, so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Lorraine Boyd Posted May 6, 2024 7:13 am

    Mint and Tim, I was so sorry to learn of your sister’s death. I just found out or I would have been at her services. Sending you my condolences and prayers.

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