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March 14, 2013

Linda A. (Owie) Owens Kiser

SAEGERTOWN — Linda A. (Owie) Owens Kiser, 60, Saegertown, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer at her home, surrounded by her family and lifelong best friend since the age of 4, Barbara McCrory.

She was born on March 20, 1952, at Meadville, the daughter of the late John “Hal” Owens and Eileen M. Lenhart Owens. She married Gregory F. Kiser on July 18, 1970; he survives.

Linda was of the Lutheran faith. She loved to have fun, especially getting together with “The Card Club Girls,” all of whom were her great friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her three wonderful grandchildren and families. She was always preparing Sunday and holiday dinners for them all.

Linda was a graduate of Saegertown High School and had been employed by DeSantis Party & Janitor Supply for a number of years.

In addition to her husband, Gregory F. Kiser of Saegertown, she is survived by her loving children, Joshua Kiser and his wife, Renee, of Saegertown, Christopher Kiser of Meadville, and fiancée of the late Vincent Francis Kiser, Jessica L. Davenport, of Saegertown; three grandchildren, Gregory Kiser, Casey Kiser and Olivia Anne Kiser. She was so proud of and loved them all dearly. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Ellen Rice and her husband, Larry, of Candler, N.C., and Stacie Callaway and her husband, Joe, of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Dale Owens and his wife, Janet, of Meadville; her lifelong friends, Barbara and Michael McCrory of Meadville; and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, her beloved dog, Teddy, and many lifelong, dear and supportive friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Francis Kiser, due to a car accident, on Dec. 27, 2012.

The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Barbara for the sincere, gentle and loving care she gave to Linda to the very end.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

The memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Benjamin Travis, of Trinity Lutheran Church, Meadville, officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Crawford County Hospice, 464 Pine St., Meadville, PA 16335; or to the Yolando G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335.

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