Linda H. Kerr

NEW WATERFORD Linda H. Kerr, 63, of New Waterford, passed away Tuesday morning, April 29, at Hospice House in Poland.

Linda was born on March 28, 1951, in Salem, a daughter of William K. and Maxine L. (Snyder) Kerr.

A 1969 graduate of North Lima High School, Linda married Ray Howdershelt on Feb. 14, 1990. She was employed by Smith-Kline Labs as a courier at one time.

Linda enjoyed camping, boating, and fishing. She was an avid animal lover, and participated in 4-H as an adviser for many years. She also was a member of the Penn-Ohio Rabbit Breeders Association.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory her husband, Ray; two daughters, Judy (Waid) Cosgray of Baltimore, Ohio, and Patti (Jason) Huffman of Youngstown; a stepdaughter, Janie Howdershelt of New Philadelphia; two stepsons, Keith Howdershelt of Coshocton and Ray Jr. of Stratton, Ohio; six grandchildren, Deanna Jordan, Cassie Ripple, and Tyler, Catherine, William, and Charles Cosgray; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Jeff) Ziegler of Columbiana; a brother, Larry (Karren) Kerr of North Lima; a sister-in-law, Georgina Kerr of Columbiana; her special aunt, Joanne Crum; and many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William L. Kerr.

There are no calling hours or service per Linda’s wishes.

If friends desire, material contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512; or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

The Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.


(Paid obituary)