- Published: August 22, 2019
Jean L. Linkhart, 87, of Xenia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Tiffin, Ohio, the daughter of Orley L. and Gertrude (Bare) Beamer. She graduated from Xenia Central High School in 1949 and retired from P K Lumber Company in Yellow Springs in 1997 after 30 years of service. She was a longtime member of Yellow Springs United Methodist Church and a member of the Xenia Senior Citizens Center.
Jean was talented in many areas and enjoyed volunteering her gifts as a singer, baker and seamstress to brighten the days of others, and she was affectionately known as “the cookie lady.”
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Karen Linkhart, of Xenia; a daughter, Luwanna Linkhart, of Xenia; granddaughters Lindsay (Stephen) Rist, of Athens, Ohio, and Mariah (Dale) Grigorenko, of Beekmantown, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Stephen (Vin) Rist, Clark Rist, Renee Grigorenko and Dean Grigorenko; a sister, Marilyn Atkinson, of Xenia; a cousin, Jeff (Stephanie) Hines, of Xenia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Shirley Murray and Mary Lou Miller; an aunt, Lucille Hines; a niece and a nephew.
The family will host a memorial gathering from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Eagles Lodge, located at 682 W. 2nd St. in Xenia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton or your favorite charity.