Linda Charlotte (Jones) Critser, 80, of Noblesville passed away in her sleep Oct. 21.
Linda was born on Nov. 11, 1936, to the late Virgil and Charlotte (Harrison) Jones in Louisville, Ken. She spent her youth in Kentucky and received her diploma. Later she enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Army in 1954. While in the Army, she trained as a specialist and earned a Good Conduct medal, but more notably she met and married the love of her life, Jack Critser. Linda and Jack both proudly served together in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
After their service, they ended up settling in Carmel. They found property and built, by hand, their home on Smokey Row Road. This is where they raised their two children and she said many times, “this was the best time of her life.” She felt blessed to be a homemaker, to stay home and raise her children. Once empty nesters, they moved to Kentucky for a while before settling in Florida. They spent the past 20 years in Florida until they moved back to Indiana to be close to their beloved family. While in Florida, Linda joined an art guild and worked on her passion of painting.
Linda will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 62 years, Jack Critser; her two children, Timothy (Suzanne) Critser and Tamatha (Mike) Pahs; five grandchildren, Timothy (Kat) Critser, Anna Critser, Jack Critser, Jonathon and Jessica Pahs; best friend, Leona Jones; and her poodle, Tia.
Linda was the youngest of five children and they all, as well as her parents, have preceded her in death.
Friends and family are invited to a casual celebration of Linda’s life and buffet lunch at noon Nov. 4 at noon at the First United Methodist Church, 207 E. 2nd St, Sheridan. Military honors will be at 2 p.m. to honor Linda’s service in the U.S. Army. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Linda’s name to a cancer society.