Linda J. Edwards, 69, of Cummington, MA, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022 at home. She was born in Dennison, Ohio on March 26, 1953, the daughter of Lawrence and Joanne (Mahaffey) Edwards. Linda graduated in 1971 from Claymont High School.
Linda was a bookkeeper before getting married, but she always considered raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren to be her best and most important jobs. She enjoyed traveling by plane to see her daughters and her long phone conversations with her siblings and best friends. Some of her favorite pastimes were enjoying Texas Roadhouse with her family, playing cards, and being outdoors.
Among her survivors, Linda leaves three daughters, Heather Jaracz and her husband Tomasz of Massachusetts, Laurie Thompson of Ohio, and Dianna Kussmaul and her husband Jason of Arkansas. Eleven grandchildren, Joanna, Faustyna, Adam, Florian, Kazimierz, Filomena, Teresa, Ignatius, Brianna, Cohen, and Abigail; a sister, Jeanette Jones and her husband George of Ohio; a brother, Eric Edwards of Florida; and all her loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her former husband Stephen Thompson, her granddaughter Brooke Woolums, and her brother Larry Edwards.
Father Jeff Coning will celebrate the funeral mass on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery in Gilmore, Ohio. Calling hours will be held Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church.