Mount Vernon News
  • Barbara Jean Linkous

  • November 26, 2011

CENTERBURG — Barbara Jean Linkous, 76, of Centerburg, died Thursday afternoon Nov. 24, 2011, at Heartland of Centerburg surrounded by her daughters.
She was born on April 27, 1935, in Chesterville to the late Dean O’Dell and Dale Elenor (Shaw) Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Centerburg Christian Church. Barbara Jean was very active in the church as the pianist, treasurer and member of the Pillars Group.
Barbara Jean loved her family, especially her grandsons and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes football and basketball. Barbara Jean loved to do embroidery, read, cook and bake, and made the best yeast and cinnamon rolls along with bacon gravy and biscuits. Her daughters remember that Dad would take them out to see the Christmas lights and when they would return, mysteriously, Santa would have been there and left them presents. Family was important and anytime the girls needed her she would be there to help in any way she could, cleaning, caring for the babies or whatever needed to be done. Christmas shopping with Cheryl the week before Thanksgiving was a fond memory.
Survived by daughters, Tonie (Bob) Jones of Gloster, Mass., Denise (Bob) Casner of Centerburg andCheryl Love of Westerville; grandchildren, Robert “Ceph” Jones, Jonathan (Charlie) Jones, Brock (Amanda) Casner, Sean (Jenni) Casner and Ryan (Carly) Love; greatgrandchildren, McKayla and JD Jones and Aiden Casner; sisters, Phyllis Burson of Mount Vernon, Shirley (Tom) Pollock of Toledo and Linda (Gary) Sturgill of Cridersville.
Preceded in death by her husband Melvin R. Linkous on April 16, 2011; and brothers, Doyle Clark and Earl Clark.
Friends may call Tuesday one hour prior to the 1 p.m. Celebration of Life for Barbara Jean at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, with Pastor John Yust officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date in Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd. Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229
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