Linda Lou (Kemmer) Howard

August 27, 1947 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Linda Howard Obituary

Linda Lou Howard, 76, of Marion, Indiana passed away on December 18, 2023. She departed peacefully, surrounded by family and leaving a void that can never be filled. She was born on August 27, 1947, to the late Jim and Wanda Kemmer of rural Marion.

Linda lived a life defined by love, kindness, and resilience. She was the heart and soul of her family and a beacon of warmth to those who knew her. Many knew Linda from her long career with Gorman Orthodontics, her frequent appearances playing tennis in Matter Park, or her meticulously landscaped home which she took pride in. Whether tending her garden and lawn, managing the family’s business, or visiting friends and loved ones, Linda lived an active life and always strived to keep busy. Above all else, Linda loved her family and any opportunity to gather and enjoy their company.

Linda is survived by her husband of 39 years, David Howard; daughter, Angela (Erik) Dunham; sisters, Kathy (Jim) Lawson and Patricia (Darrell) Smith; and grandsons, Wade (Mike) Javorsky and Conner Dunham. 

A private graveside service will be held at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Preferred memorials can be directed to the Marion-Grant County Humane Shelter 505 S. Miller Ave. Marion, Indiana 46952 in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Linda Howard's final arrangements.

May Linda Howard rest in eternal peace with her Savior, her legacy of love continuing to inspire us all.


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Private Interment

LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery
State Road 15
LaFontaine, IN 46940


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