Linda Kizer, of Niles

Published 9:11 am Friday, October 30, 2015

May 30, 1945 — Oct. 27, 2015

Linda Kizer, 70, of Niles, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.

Linda Kizer

Linda Kizer

She was born May 30, 1945, in Monroe, LA to Robert and Mary (Parker) Shumate. After high school, Linda attended North Western University in Shreveport, Louisiana , earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. On June 16, 1987, Linda wed Craig Kizer, at a ceremony in Niles, Michigan.

Linda was a member of the Portage Road General Baptist Church in Niles, for over 13 years. She enjoyed playing hymns on the piano and was an avid collector of Antique dolls. Linda enjoyed reading, gardening and crocheting in her spare time and “Was a good ol’ Southern cook”.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Bell (Parker) Shumate; step-son, Trent Kizer and her grandson, Alex.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 28 years, Craig Kizer, her father; Robert W. Shumate, children; Meshelle (Brian) DeHart, Kristy (Terry) Snyder, Stephanie (Mike) Hollis, Todd (Jacqueline) Kizer, sister; Judy Lee, 17 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in honor of Linda’s life, may do so to the Portage Road General Baptist Church, 1765 Portage Rd, Niles, Michigan.

A time of visitation will take place at the Portage Road General Baptist Church, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Afternoon with services to follow at 4 O’clock in the afternoon.

Linda Kizer was saved, by the grace of God.

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Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.