WORTHINGTON — Linda Crow Beegle of Worthington, Ohio and of Scottsdale, Arizona, died suddenly December 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Wilkinson Crow Jr. and Eleanor Karr Crow.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Theodore Meier Beegle, her three sons, Theodore (Toby) Meier Beegle Jr. (Kimberly) of Worthington, Nathaniel Karr Beegle (Jennifer) of Upper Arlington and Frederick Carson Beegle (Alison) of Chicago; and her four grandchildren, Tate, Theodore III (Trey), Owen and Caroline Beegle. She is also survived by her two brothers, Judge Frederick Wilkinson Crow III (Cathy) and Judge Irving Carson Crow (Barbara), both of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Linda Crow Beegle was born July the 25th, 1942, in Washington D.C. during WWII, where her father Fred Crow was an agent in the FBI. Shortly after the war, the family moved back home to Pomeroy, Ohio where the Crows have lived for five generations. Growing up in Pomeroy, Ohio, Linda attended Pomeroy High School and was an Honors graduate with the class of 1960. After high school, she attended Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and graduated from the Ohio State University (1964) in Columbus, Ohio. In total, Linda obtained three degrees. Those degrees were in History, Nursing, and finally a Masters degree in Chemical Dependency. She was most proud of having been the Valedictorian in her nursing class. Linda was truly, a lifelong learner and was still enrolled in the OSU "program 60" for seniors, where she enjoyed taking history classes on WWII, the French language and European history.
In her professional career, Linda formerly worked at Hilliard Junior High as a history teacher, St. Anthony's Hospital working with substance abuse patients, Colonial Hills Elementary School as a school nurse and most recently at Worthington Kilbourne High School, where she was once named employee of the year and retired in 2006. She was past President of the AAUW, COASN and the WCCB and was also a past member of the Worthington Historical Society, Meigs County Historical Society, Worthington Book Club, OSU History Study Group and the Worthington Activity Club. Linda was also well known in the Worthington community as a frequent speaker on drug, alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
Upon her retirement, Linda and Ted divided their time between Worthington, Ohio and Scottsdale, Arizona. Shortly after her formal retirement, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer, of which she was a proud survivor. Linda enjoyed traveling the world, having most recently visited the south of France along with other recent adventures that included Alaskan and Baltic Sea Cruises. Linda was deeply enriched by the many friends she kept and even made it a point to make an impression upon total strangers. She believed strongly in random acts of kindness and in doing her part to "make it a kinder and gentler world." While at home, Linda most enjoyed quietly reading the latest books on the British Royal Family, watching the show Downton Abbey, spending time with her children and grandchildren, keeping up with the latest politics and world events, and lastly, her beloved rescue Cocker Spaniels.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Meigs County Humane Society, Box 682 Pomeroy, Ohio 45769. Linda will be remembered for her integrity, strong character, keen intellect, her soft spot for dogs and animals and her ability to laugh at herself.
Viewing hours are from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio. Funeral Service to be held at 1 p.m., on Sunday January 5, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 326 E. Main Street, Pomeroy, Ohio. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy, Ohio.
Mom, you ran a great race, you deserve your rest, and we miss you dearly. Your character lives on by having helped to make us the men we have become. — Love Carson, Toby, Nathaniel and Dad