Linda Kay Custer

SALEM – Linda Kay Custer: loyal, lovable, friendly, passionate, creative, decorator, great cook, greatest big sis ever, fiercely protective of family these are only skimming the surface of attributes describing Linda.

Linda was born in Salem, Ohio, to William and Ethel (Hendricks) Dinsio Sr. on June 22, 1946 and moved to her heavenly address on Feb. 26, 2014, at 3:55 a.m.

Linda sadly leaves her sweetheart of 46 years, Donald Custer Sr. as well as her children, Shannon Phillips of Canfield, Donald (Tina Shultz) Custer Jr. of Salem, Matthew (Marilyn) Custer of California and Crystal (Arley Jr.) Yorty of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynne Akers of Acworth, Ga. and Kay Lee Harroff of Cincinnati; a brother, William (Lee Ann Austin) Dinsio of Salem; and a rich heritage of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Linda never met a strangeronly new friends. She will be missed by her many aunts, family members, and multitude of friends.

Linda loved deeply and was deeply lovednever to be forgotten.

A celebration service will be held in her honor at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Southeast Friends Church in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 and/or Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514 in Linda’s honor.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Linda’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


(Paid obituary)