Linda Kinghorn Hawkins

June 22, 1943 ‒ December 24, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Linda Kinghorn Hawkins died December 24, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

She was born Linda Shultz on June 22, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Carlton L. Shultz and Mabel F. Shultz.

After graduating from Mount Vernon High School Linda attended and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1966 then went on to earn a master’s degree from Ball State University in 1992. She was a Speech Language Pathologist for 45 years, beginning her career in Monterey, California. She also worked in Indiana and Ohio before retiring from the Westerville City Schools.

She leaves behind her sons Robert “Bo” Kinghorn of Sydney, Ohio and Scott Gavin Kinghorn of Columbus, Ohio a sister and brother in law, Carol and Arthur Hicks.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home (201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050) from 12-2PM. A memorial service will follow beginning at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 1170 Old Henderson Rd., Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220.

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  • I am so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We pray for peace and love for Scott, Bo, Carol and friends. Jeanie & Chuck

  • Gavin and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. I will be praying for you.

  • Condolences to Linda’s family. She was a classmate from Central School through MTVHS. She was a lovely lady.

  • I’m so saddened by Linda’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go to Bo, Gavin, Carol and Arthur. Linda and I became good friends at MTVHS. I was so sorry she developed ALS but she never lost her wonderful sense of humor and laughter.

  • My deepest sympthies to your family in this difficult time. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Please accept my condolences. I knew Linda through a social group in Columbus. I recall visiting with her at gatherings about her love of her work. She was called on once in awhile to sit down at the piano. Always a fun time. I was so sorry when we learned of her diagnosis. My thoughts are with you as you remember and put her to her final rest.