OBITUARY

Linda Kay Sheets

December 23, 1943February 5, 2019
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Linda Kay Sheets passed away peacefully this past Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at home. Linda was born on December 23rd, 1943 to her parents David W. and Mary Elizabeth Lane Mears in Houston, TX. She later moved to Indianapolis, IN where she spent most of her youth and graduated from Lawrence Central H.S. At the age of 17 Linda was awarded second runner up in the Miss Indianapolis Beauty Pageant. She attended the University of Indiana. She married Phillip L. Sheets in Indianapolis. They then moved to Charlotte, NC, where they lived for 5 years before moving to Louisville and finishing college, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Sullivan University School of Interior Design. Linda spent most of her career employed by Humana in the department of design. She was an affiliate member of the IBD, and later retired from Thonet Furniture Company, where she was recognized with multiple outstanding sales achievement awards. She was very active in the community, serving on boards for the Women’s Club of Louisville, Louisville Fillies, and Bellermine Showcase of Homes. She actively volunteered for JCPS, KY School for the Blind, and Louisville Deaf Oral School. She was also a member of Jobe’s Daughters. Linda was preceded in passing by her parents and two grandchildren, Nathan L. Frey and Mary Elizabeth Frey. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 51 years, Phillip L Sheets; children, Lee Ann Frey (David) and Jonathan Sheets; grandchildren, Alison Sherman , Matthew Frey and Zachary Sheets; siblings, Paula Diekoff (Kenny) and Gloria Westhues (John); very very special friend, Trish Blair; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, February 9, from 2 to 4 PM at the Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Avenue. Following the visitation will be a remembrance service at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers Linda requested that donations, in her memory, be made to Hosparus of Louisville and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Remembrance Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Linda Kay Sheets

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Ann Christensen

February 10, 2019

A beautiful celebration of life for a beautiful woman! She was always kind and generous and I remember being 8 years old and thinking she was the prettiest woman I had ever seen.

Steve O'Rear

February 8, 2019

Happy memories of Linda in Junior High and High School. Linda had a funny, happy and outgoing personality. I showed my wife her picture from the yearbook and she commented that Linda was very attractive. I said yes she was. Deeply saddened by the loss of another classmate. Love to all.

Lynn Nelson

February 8, 2019

I remember Linda as a kind, friendly person, always open to new students, with great compassion. She was a good and true friend and was loved by many. I was privileged to call her a friend through Junior High and High School. Although we lost touch, I never forgot Linda, and await the day we have a big class reunion in a better place . My sympathy goes out to her loved ones.

Nancy Lamson

February 8, 2019

Blessed to be close friends since 8th grade, a friendship forever deeply cherished, Linda has always been a wonderfully unique individual - loving, kind, giving,, multi-talented, generous to a fault - with a strong desire to help others. Until we meet again, dear friend, you (and our long, wonderful, ofttimes giddy phone conversations) will be greatly missed! Love, Nancy (and hubby Johnny, too!)

Trish Blair

February 7, 2019

Linda was a beautiful woman she always put everyone else’s needs before her own she will be greatly missed my favorite memory with us was making each other laugh and laying up in her big bed talking and watching TV and eating Reesie cups 😋love and miss you. You will be forever in my heart 💞 trish

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