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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  • March 30, 2022
    Larry Kowalski says:
    Chad, Jenean & Lexy: I was saddened to learn of Linda's passing. Susan and i have warm memories of Christmas dinners on Hudson Street with great food and something special from Don's stash of wine. Linda was a lovely person. Please accept my condolences.

  • March 31, 2022
    Matt Waller says:
    Prayers sorry for your loss

  • March 31, 2022
    Teresa Betts-Cobau says:
    Please accept my condolences. I worked with Linda at Toledo Hospital. She was the clinical manager of Post Partum and I was a clinical manager in gyn/oncology (same Division). I had the upmost Respect for Linda, especially when it came to our annual "budget preparation"..she was terrific with "numbers". I also enjoyed her wit and sense of humor. She was fun to work with, and seemed to take everything in "stride". Again, my sympathies to your family.

  • April 04, 2022
    Marie Masztak says:
    To Linda’s children. I worked with Linda from the 70’s through 2000 at Toledo Hospital We then dined with your parents with 2 other couples frequently. Your mother was a superb person who cared for her patients, staff and especially her family. She will be missed. Prayers