Linda R. Apthorpe 1948-2019

WINDHAM — Linda Ruth Apthorpe, 70, of Windham, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1948, in Ravenna, to John and Carol Ashbaugh Bowen.

Linda attended Crestwood schools through the 10th grade and graduated from Windham High School in 1967. She worked at Packard Electric before staying home to raise her children, eventually returning to work and retiring in 2012 from her position as a teacher’s aide with the Portage County CLP. She was actively involved in her community and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and most of all, spending time with her large circle of family and friends.

Linda is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Charlie; children, Cindy (Matt) Selker and Kevin (Tracie) Apthorpe; grandchildren, Philip, Evan, Ryan, Morgan and Elijah; siblings, Kay (Bill) Velican, Dot Stier, John (Pam) Bowen, Laura (Ron) Beatty, Art Bowen and Barb (Ric) Everly; and many beloved cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Danny Bowen.

Please join Linda’s family for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Windham Township Cemetery.

In memory of Linda, donations may be made to the Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund, 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, OH 44288. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.

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