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Linda J. Heimbach
December 18, 1943 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Linda J. Heimbach, 79, of McVeytown, passed peacefully in her home on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
She was born in Livermore, Maine on Dec. 18, 1943, and was the daughter of the late Gerald O. Thompson Sr. and Clara M. (Drysdale) Thompson.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Heimbach, whom she married on June 27, 1987; children, Shirley A. Reid, of McVeytown, Brenda L. Shipe and husband, Jeff, of Lewistown, Debra Wynn-Curry, of McVeytown; step-daughter, Linda Bair, of Aaronsburg; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gerald O. Thompson, Jr., of West Virginia, Pamela Sechrist, of McVeytown, and Bruce Thompson and wife, Eva, of Livermore, Maine.
Linda received her education in Jay, Maine. She graduated from Mifflin-Juniata vo-tech School of Nursing.
She was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3335, Jay Maine, and McVeytown Senior Centers.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse, and retired from Lewistown Hospital Home Care and Hospice after 23 years of service. She was a hospice volunteer.
In her earlier years, she worked for William Penn Nursing Center, and Meadowview Manor. The American Viscose Corporation, in Lewistown. Pomeroy Hill Nursing Home, and Sandy River Nursing Home, in Maine. An Avon Convalescent home, in Connecticut. Foster manufacturing Livermore and Farmington Shoe Shops, and General Gilbert Clock and Warren Blenders manufacturing. She provided private duty nursing care throughout her life. Linda enjoyed caring for people, when she became ill, she could no longer care for others.
Linda enjoyed gardening, canning, and freezing fruits and vegetables. She made a lot of jams and jellies. She enjoyed completing Sudoku and crossword puzzles in her leisure time, taking bus trips, going camping at the Ryan Frankhouser Blue Grass festival, and listening to her favorite Blue Grass and Gospel music.
She enjoyed attending sporting events and activities of her children and grandchildren. She always felt everyday was precious and made the most of it. Her motto was: ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with a funeral service to follow at 12 p.m., with Pastor Kim Cartwright officiating.
Interment will take place at Ort Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to: UPMC Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16602.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com