AVON - Linda S. Grake (nee Arnett), 66 from Avon since 1970 and formerly of Isabella, Pa., passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 after a two and a half year battle with cancer. She was born on May 24, 1947 in Isabella, Pa.
She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Linda was a first grade teacher in the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Schools for 35 years. Linda loved spoiling her three grandchildren and her grand dogs, Bob, Chloe, and Milo. She loved to travel, spend her winters in the Florida Keys, and she loved teaching low level readers-reading comprehension. But more than anything she loved her family.
She is survived by husband of 43 years, Bill; three children, Bill (fiancée Anna) of Houston, Texas, Marc (Chris) of Morrow, Ohio, and Jennifer Brancae (Lewis) of Mentor, Ohio; three grandchildren, Allyson, Brendon, and Caitlynn; and sister Jeannie of Erie, Pa.
Linda is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Mary Arnett; and sister, Jackie.
A celebration of Linda's life will be held at a later date to be announced in May 2014.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.