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Linda Kay Cooney, 76, of Columbus, passed away at 11:12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. She was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Columbus, the daughter of Charles and Emma Mae (Harrison) Hammond.
She had lived in the Westport area since she was four years old. She was a former resident of Westport, Columbus, Memphis, Tennessee and Greensburg.
She graduated from Sand Creek High School in 1958 and had attended IUPUI. She had been employed at Cummins Engine Company for 11 years and had also worked at Muscatatuck State Hospital, Thompson Industries, Arvin Industries, and Oster Manufacturing Company.
She enjoyed reading, crafting and playing games.
She was married to William F. Cooney on Dec. 16, 1970, at North Christian Church in Columbus. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2012.
She is survived by her daughters, Joy (Mark) Yeazel of Eaton, Ohio and Tonia (Michael) Bertoldo of Arlington, Tennessee; sons, Michael (Alyson) Cooney of Columbus, Paul (Kathy) Cooney of Franklin, David (Margaret) Cooney of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Mark Cooney of Connersville, Stephen (Veronica) Cooney of Columbus, John (Natalie) Wilson of Westport, and Roger (Buffy) Cooney of North Vernon; sisters, Sue Reed of Ohio and Norma Meredith of Indianapolis; brother, Lloyd E. McNutt, Jr. of Ohio; 21 Grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Charles L. Hammond.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. Burial will follow at Rodney Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the St. Jude's Hospital or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com
Published on December 9, 2016
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