Helen Kimball Linn

April 11, 1924February 5, 2021

Helen Kimball Linn, age 96 of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Atrium Health – Main in Charlotte. Born April 11, 1924 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Wertz C. Kimball and Edith Goodman Kimball. Her husband, Oscar Reid Linn, who died on June 3, 2013, which was their 62nd anniversary, and a brother, Clay C. Kimball, preceded her in death.

Helen graduated from Landis High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. She was a lifelong and devoted member of Lutheran Chapel Church in China Grove, where she served as Chancel Choir Director for 50 years. She was an active member of the Buena Hinson Circle and Social Ministry Committee. Mrs. Linn was employed by the Rowan Department of Social Services for 30 years as Administrative Assistant to the Director.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Reid Linn (Susan) of Bridgewater, VA and daughter, Marianne Haywood (Barry) of China Grove; brothers, James Kimball of China Grove, Frank Kimball of Port Deposit, MD; sisters, Euvalea Strickland of Carolina Beach; Verlene Westbrook of West Palm Beach, FL; and Eleanor Black (Jerry) of North Bethesda, MD. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Karie Wilburn (Michael) and Patrick Linn, both of Harrisonburg, VA; Jordan Haywood (Akiko) of Hillsborough and Whitney Haywood of Raleigh; along with her great-grandchildren, Lauren, Bennett and Philip Wilburn; Harper, Hannah, and Ruby Linn; and Sophia Haywood.

Private graveside services will be held with the family, with Pastor John Tucker officiating. The family has requested you kindly remember Helen with a memorial in her honor to Lutheran Chapel Church, P.O. Box 152, China Grove, NC 28023. Online condolences may be left for the family at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Linn.


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Elizabeth Roberts Commander

February 10, 2021

She was the last of my mother’s friends...
I am quite sure they are back together, and having a blast! My thoughts and prayers are with you all......

Karen Girdler

February 9, 2021

.May the joys you knew and the times you shared help comfort you.

Dorothy and Harold Goodman

February 9, 2021

May God comfort you. We were neighbors on Peeler Rd.

Tammy Barker

February 9, 2021

My parents, Harvey (Bub) and Irene Hinson, treasured their friendship with Dink and Helen. They were both fine people who lived their lives with Christian values and integrity. On behalf of my mom and myself, condolences to all of your family.