Linda McKinley Hom

April 30, 1953May 4, 2012

Mrs. Linda McKinley Hom, 59, of 71 Winding Rd., S.W., passed away Friday evening, May 4, 2012, at a local hospital. Mrs. Hom was born in Pittsburg, PA, on April 30, 1953, the daughter of the late John Herbert McKinley and Catherine Dillon McKinley. She attended the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Dr. Steven George Hom, to whom she was married January 25, 1975; four daughters, Cheryl McCosh and her husband, Bem, Houston, TX, Christine Hom, Atlanta, Stephanie Hom, Los Angeles, CA, and Meredith Hom, San Francisco, CA; two grandchildren, Maeve McCosh and Emmet McCosh, and one soon to be; two brothers, Jack, and his wife, Viv, McKinley, Huntington Beach, CA, and Dan, and his wife, Patti, McKinley, Cape Cod, Mass.; and three sisters, Cege McGrath, Walnut Creek, CA, Marge Antignas, Ventura, CA, and Susie Sexton, Ventura.

A memorial mass was held Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Patrick Kingery and Deacon Stuart Neslin officiating.

The family received friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon, and then at a reception in the Parish Hall following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite 280, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 North Broad St., Rome, GA 30161.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Jane McCosh

May 14, 2012

Steve, Cheryl, Christine, Stephanie, Meredith, Bem, Maeve, and Emmet, I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed getting to know you all and rejoice that you are family and part of my family too. Linda is a cherished person and very lucky to have her family. I ache for your loss and pray that with God's strength you will remember all the wonderful and happy times Linda provided and will continue to provide through memories. I am so sorry and love each of you.

Tammy Piper

May 9, 2012

Iam so sorry for the loss of your Mother, My prayers are with you ya'll. She was a wonderful person.

Fred and Donna Borman

May 9, 2012

Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. The world is not as good a place without your mom. She lives on in a much better place that is perfect. I pray for you to continue to feel her presence and cherish the many wonderful memories you made together with her and your dad and sisters. Those are treasures she has given you.

Marisa Puckett

May 8, 2012

Homs, I am so sorry to hear about momma Hom. I will always remember her warm hospitality- your house was like my second home. Yummy quesadillas and those sugar cookies! Please know I am thinking of you.

Tammy Piper

May 8, 2012

Dr. Hom and family Iam sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers. Linda was the most caring and loving person and she will be missed.

Christie Hufstedler Boyd

May 8, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Steve and the girls. I loved working with Linda in the Rome City Ballet productions and the Rome Little Theatre productions we did together. She will be greatly missed.

Susan Pierce

May 8, 2012

I am so sorry and shocked to hear about your loss. I always had the greatest respect for your mother. She was so intelligent and caring. I remember how important she was to Dan and the Fine Arts students at Darlington. This is such a great loss in so many ways. I will continue to pray for your family as you work through this difficult time.

Samara Prescott

May 8, 2012

Hom Family, I am sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman. I pray that you all take comfort in knowing that Ms. Linda is no longer in pain and that she is in a better place and that you all will see her again. My prayers are with you all.

May 8, 2012

To the Hom family: Linda was a truly loving and talented person. Her unstinting contributions to the arts, especially the Darlington Players, made our plays and choral performances some of the finest in the school's history. Our love to all the Hom family.

George and Betsy Awsumb

Michelle Smith

May 7, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time. Linda will be greatly missed here at SEP. I'm so glad to have known and worked with such a wonderful person.