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Grace Linhart

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Grace (Bigenho) Linhart, 83, of Hereford, passed away November 6, 2012 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. She was the beloved wife of Harris Linhart for 62 years. She was born February 1, 1929 in Rosedale Verona, she was one of three children born to the late Harry Bigenho, Sr. and Mamie Louise (Oppenlander) Bigenho. Mrs. Linhart graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1946. She was a devoted wife and mother, and loved her family very much. She was a member of Lower Skippack Mennonite Church and Swamp Mennonite Church, where she played the piano and organ for many years. An accomplished pianist and organist, she enjoyed playing for church functions, weddings, funerals, and nursing homes, along with her husband. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Gale L. Kratz and her husband Gary of Skippack, Kurt L. Linhart and his wife Barb of Zionsville, Lindy L. Postell and her husband Scott of Boyertown, and LeeAnn Smith and her husband Wade of Hummelstown; nine grandchildren, Josh and Jenna Kratz, Kristen and Kurt Linhart, Austin Postell and Arlee Benedict, Sarah Dixon, Rebeccah Smith and Samuel Smith; and two great grandchildren, Nathaniel Postell and Grace Benedict. Mrs. Linhart was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Linhart; and two brothers, David Bigenho and Harry Bigenho, Jr. She was loved so much and will be greatly missed. Viewing and services will be private at Lower Skippack Mennonite Church with private burial in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Lower Skippack Mennonite Church, P. O. Box 202, Skippack, PA 19474. Arrangements are by R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack. Online condolences may be made to the family at wwwRLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Times Herald on Nov. 8, 2012
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