Linda Marie Kress

December 21, 1946 - March 22, 2022
Linda Marie Kress

Linda M. Kress, 75, of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Hampstead, NC with her loving family by her side.

Linda was born December 21, 1946 and she attended Flower Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1967.

Linda was a woman of great character and strength, with a strong work ethic and an independent spirit. She was pragmatic, sharp witted, and exceedingly intelligent. All of these attributes provided her a successful 45 year nursing career that began at the pediatric bedside. Linda quickly advanced into leadership, managing multiple specialties and projects throughout her dynamic career. She retired from her role as the Administrative Nursing Director of Patient Care approximately 10 years ago.

Linda was the proud, loving, dedicated mother of 3 children. She enjoyed family, travel and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Donald ; brother, Jim Kerins; parents, James and Marjorie Kerins; and daughter in law Kristy Kress.

Linda is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her children, Chad (Colette) Kress, Jenean (Mark) LaCorte, and Lexy (Robert) Batey; grandchildren Caleb, Isabella, Mark, Brad, Hunter, Grayden, Ava, Miles, and Lucy.

A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held privately, date and time yet to be determined.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Hampstead Chapel – 16076 US Hwy 17N Hampstead, NC 28443 910.821.1713


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  • March 27, 2022
    Carol Yeager says:
    Linda was the head nurse of the new Pediatric Intensive care unit at St. Vincent's in Toledo when I was a student. I wanted to become a peds nurse because of her. Later I worked with her at Toledo NICU and enjoyed all the expertise she offered...and such a great teacher. God bless your family in her loss.

  • March 27, 2022
    Monica Taylor says:
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Linda for many years when we worked at Toledo Hospital Linda was a very skilled and competent nurse. Lots of good memories.May the memories you shared together bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  • March 28, 2022
    Maureen Mullen Knowles says:
    Dearest Chad, Jenean, and Lexie. I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have the most wonderful memories of our times together on Hudson St. Keep all of your wonderful memories wrapped tightly about you as you go through this difficult time. Know that I think of you often and wish that I was able to give you a hug and let you know how very much your Mother loved each of you. I will keep you in my prayers. Mo

  • March 28, 2022
    Mary Corder says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I loved working with Linda at TTH, she was my direct supervisor when I was house supervisor early 2000. Her humor and quick whit were even a match for me. Rest easy Linda.

  • March 29, 2022
    Benjamin Ryan says:
    Sending love to Lexi and Momma Kress’ family.