Linda Adams Switzer

Ms. 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.

Linda first and foremost was a mother, grand-mother 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 of 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 often attended the Celebration of Hope and 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; 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 is at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 29, at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown with the Rev. Scott Switzer officiating. Burial follows in Williams-town Cemetery alongside the gravesites of her father, mother and brother.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of donations, expressions of sympathy may take the form of 'paying it forward' to those individuals or families whom 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.'
Published in The News-Enterprise on Nov. 29, 2012