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Linda Louise Hanna

November 26, 1947 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 74)


Linda Louise Hanna, 74, of Meadville, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 16, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.


She was born November 26, 1947 in Rushville, NE, a daughter of Lester B. and Florence O. Graeber Shepard.  She married Kenneth L. Hanna May 19, 1969.


Linda attended Atlantic Airline School and was a homemaker.  She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church where she formerly served as the choir director, Sunday School teacher, and various other capacities.


Linda enjoyed scrap booking, church music and working with children.


Survivors, in addition to her loving husband Ken, include two daughters, Rebecca Ahne of Prince Frederick, MD and Kelly Wright (Jeff) of Cochranton; a son, Gary Hanna (Jennie) of Alexandria, VA; a grandson, Cole Wright; three sisters, Julia Ryan of Meadville, Jane Williams (Richard) of Las Vegas, NV, and Lois Farmer of Newnan, GA; a brother, James Shepard of Las Vegas, NV; a sister-in-law, LaVera Shepard of Rushville, NE; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers, Thomas and Allen Shepard.


Family and friends will be received Monday, December 20th from 2-5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut St., Meadville.


The funeral service will be Tuesday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Gerald Walton, Pastor, officiating.  The service will be livestreamed at


Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut St., Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St., or the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Rd., all of Meadville, PA 16335.


The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at

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December 20, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
First Baptist Church
353 Chestnut St.
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
December 21, 2021

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
353 Chestnut St.
Meadville, PA 16335


First Baptist Church
353 Chestnut St., Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-724-3384

Hospice of Crawford County
766 Liberty Street, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-333-5403

Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute
16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-373-2335

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