Linda Lou Carlein Rothwell, 65, of 116 Hotchkiss St., Jamestown, formerly of 4410 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y., where she lived for 60 years, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born September 26, 1946, in Jamestown the daughter of the late Jabez "JB" L. and Evelyn Propheter Carlein.
She was a 1964 graduate of Southwestern Central High School and worked at AVM, later American Locker for 30 odd years retiring in 2005 when it moved to Grapevine, Texas. Linda loved flowers, birds, and gardening up at the lake. Also, going to garage sales with granddaughter Ashley and great grandson, Bruce Allen. She loved her cats Lorna and Maxwell Smart Jr. She deeply loved her great grandson Bruce Allen Smith and her granddaughter Ashley E. Smith.
Linda Lou Carlein Rothwell
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Bruce A. Rothwell in 2009; her Mom and Dad; and many aunts and uncles.
Surviving are her daughter, Amy Hedlund and husband Matt; daughter, Janel Blake and husband Ed; foster daughter, Brenda Sullivan; granddaughters Ashley, Branealyn, Emilee, Sherry, Renee, Jennifer; grandsons, Patrick Seekings, Mike Blake, Trent, and Drew; many great grandchildren; her aunt, Priscilla Jean Ford of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her cousin, Corrynne Gerwitz of Olean; friend Debbie McKinsey; and her best friend for over 50 years, GeorgiAnn "Jan" Pangborn.
Linda was a loving wife, grandmother, great grandmother, and foster mother.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday May 31, 2012, in the Lind Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday May 30, in the funeral home.
Please make donations to the Southern Tier Kidney Association, PO Box 834 Jamestown, NY 14702-0834.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Linda at www.lindfuneralhome.com.