Linda Adams Switzer, 72, of Hodgenville, passed away peacefully in Louisville on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, after a courageous fight with complications from the 2008 diagnosis of AML leukemia.
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Linda, first and foremost was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, in which to each she had been a great mentor and friend. She was a native of Dry Ridge and a 1958 graduate from Grant County High School. Linda was a member of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. She was a 1995 breast cancer survivor and she often attended the Celebration of Hope and the Horses of Hope events which honor breast cancer awareness and its survivors. She was a homemaker and a manager of the former Jr. Food Store in Hodgenville for 23 years. She retired, with glee, in 2002. Along with her strength of character, Linda also had a wonderful sense of humor.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Harold C. and Eloise Adams; and two brothers, Bobby and Billy Adams.
She is survived by four daughters, Lydia Whitlock of Hodgenville (Greg), Leitha Hunt of Cecilia (Mitch), Tonya Pendleton of Elizabethtown and Heather Switzer of Hodgenville; two brothers, Gene Adams (Pat) of Berry and Jerry Adams (Judy) of Stanford; a sister, Judy Smith Adams of Dry Ridge; a sister-in-law, Lois Adams (Billy) of Dry Ridge; a special friend, Lewis Williams of Hodgenville; and a special daughter, Lisa Cruse of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Chad Maupin (Bretney), Brooke Meadows, Madison Maupin, Bradly Akins (Cassie), Coleby Akins (Ashley), Amanda Meadows and Taylor Pendleton; two furry grand pups, Olive and Bocephus Switzer; four great-grandchildren, Colton Courtois, Jaxsen Akins, Harper Maupin and Maddix Akins; three great-furry grand pups, Niko and Jacoby Maupin and Vinny Akins; and multiple extended family members, acquaintances and dear friends.
The funeral was Nov. 29 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown with the Rev. Scott Switzer officiating. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery alongside her father, mother and brother.
Donations may be extended in lieu of "pay-it-forward" to those individuals or families who surround you. As Linda always said, "Many times those who are in the most need are the ones that are too proud to ask and need it the most." A special thank you from Linda and her girls goes to Dr. Don Stevens, her special "sugar prune fairy" nurse, Marcia, the Louisville Oncology, and the Norton Suburban Hospital nurses and staff for being so good to her throughout her illness, and to Sam – her leukemia buddy, for providing support and sharing the burden along the way.
Published in The Larue County Herald News on Dec. 1, 2012