Linda Stephens, formerly of Niles

Published 9:16 am Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mrs. Linda Rosemary Stephens, 70, of Blairsville and also Snellville, Ga. passed away peacefully in the N.E. GA. Medical Center following a long illness.

Linda Stephens

Linda Stephens

Mrs. Stephens was born on June 16, 1943, in Mishawaka, Ind., the daughter of the late Milo Virgil Healy and the late Anna Elizabeth Schaper Healy.

Linda was always concerned about homeless people, especially homeless veterans. She also was very interested in Native American cultures and lifestyles. She enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting stuffed animals and was an avid cook.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and also a brother, Keith Healy, sister-in-law, Mary Jane Healy, niece, Heather Healy and a nephew, Kevin Healy.

Mrs. Stephens was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Stephens are her loving husband of 39 years, James Stephens of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathleen and Gary Hall of Grandville, Ohio, Diane Purcell of Niles, Mich., brother-in-law, Thomas D. Stephens of Leigh Acres, Fla., nieces and their spouses, Pam and Paul Miltonburger of South Bend, Ind., Colleen and Dale Barts of Niles, Mich., Kris Norman of Columbus, Ohio and Beth Crouch. Nephews and their wives, Shawn and Emie Healy of Puerto Rico, Mike and Crystal Crouch, Brian and Patty Crouch, Bret Crouch many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be in Mrs. Stephens memory to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at