Linda M. Kraft
Mrs. Linda M. Kraft, 61, passed into the next life at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 following a brief illness at her residence in Russell. She was born June 13, 1949 in Kane to the late Lester L. and Mildred I. Helper Hillard.A lifelong area resident, Linda worked at Blair Corporation for 20 years and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, and was a wonderful seamstress. She loved her dog Freddie and two cats Cuddles and Bear.Linda is survived by her husband, Robert L. Kraft, whom she married Oct. 7, 1983 in Sheffield; a stepdaughter, Kim Watson and husband Mike, Sheffield; two stepsons, Robert l. Kraft, Jr. and wife Kim, Warren, and Ben Kraft andwife, Laura, Warren; two sisters, Lydia Smead and husband Bill, Sheffield, Leslie Pierce and husband Randy, Warren; two brothers, Kenneth Hillard, Kane, and Perry Hillard and wife Tammy, St. Marys; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Rowland Hillard.An 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Borden-Lloyd Funeral Home with Elder Jim Boughton, Kingdom Hall, Jamestown, officiating. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell.