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Memorial Service

Wattengel Funeral Home
Tuesday December 9th, 2014

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Linda M. Kilbourn

Linda M. Kilbourn  
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa----Linda M. Kilbourn, 66, of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away at home with her loving wife by her side on Friday, December 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
     Born July 18, 1948 in Potter County, Pa, she was a daughter of Leon and Martha Corwin Kilbourn.  On July 13, 2014 she married Penelope J. Yunghans, who survives.
     Linda was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, class of 1966, in Shinglehouse.  
She was first employed at the former Acme Electric in Allegany, NY and while working there was employed at the former Ried’s Food Barn, also in located in Allegany.  She later worked at Ried’s Food Barn in Olean.  She then moved with Acme Electric to the Cuba, NY location which later became Tracewell Electronics, working there until the closing of the business.  Linda then was employed at the former Ethan Allen Plant in Eldred until its closing and while working there was employed at the former IGA in Shinglehouse.  She lastly was employed at the Shinglehouse Shop N Save until ill health forced her retirement.  Linda was well known for her cooking skills at the deli and as a caterer.  She was a hard worker, putting in many extra hours just to be sure the job was done right.
      She had numerous jobs over the years, but more than that she made many friends at each job, maintaining them over the years.  She was overwhelmed by the generosity of those friends who organized and attended benefits for her.
    Linda was a member and volunteer at the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse and a member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department.
     Russell and Alice Frost were like “adoptive” parents to Linda in her teen and early adult years.  This developed into a love of harness racing with Russell, for which she won many trophies, and a respect for hard work which she learned from Alice.  She also enjoyed participating in the annual Allegany River Regatta where she also won many trophies.
     Surviving besides her wife are two stepsons, Steven E. (Erica) Yunghans of Fredonia, NY and Daniel W. (Jennifer) Yunghans of Cortland; four grandchildren; a brother, Ronald L. (Paula) Kilbourn of Rushford, NY; two sisters, Rosemary (Richard) Whiteman of Portville, NY and Judy (Robert) Rhodes of Gettysburg; and several nieces and nephews.
     Linda was predeceased by her parents.
     Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Bethel Lutheran Church, Brooklyn Street, Portville, NY, with the Rev. Ivy Gauvin, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Members of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department will assemble at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7:30  p.m.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice, 269 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915.


Pen, I am so sorry to learn of Linda's passing.  It was so nice to have her in the deli dept., she would grate my carrots for my cake, anything we needed!  Sad sad sad.  Again we are so very sorry.  Larry and Bridget Graham

Bridget Graham Jan 2 2015 12:00 AM

Pen, I'm so sorry I was unable to attend. Linda was one of the nicest people I ever knew! She was a friend to everyone she met. She was so full of life and she was the hardest working woman I ever knew. She will be missed by all the people that were fortunate enough to have met her!

Mary Jane Fanton Dec 13 2014 12:00 AM

Pen, I am so sorry for your loss, please know that you are in my prayers.  God's Peace, Priscilla

Priscilla Griffith Dec 7 2014 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Linda's wife and family.  I got to know Linda working the auctions at the fire department.  We could all learn a lesson from her hard work and dedication.  She will be missed.

Bill Harvey Dec 7 2014 12:00 AM