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 and
wife, 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.