Linda Katherine Mary Schuch, 68, Auburn, Ala.

“Possessions are illusions held in place by time.  Memories, on the other hand, can be kept alive and well and handed down from generation to generation." — Linda Schuch

Linda Katherine Mary Schuch has left her possessions behind to go join her parents, Aloysius (Ollie) and Margaret (Knust) Schuch, and her siblings, Norma Gibson, Gaylord Schuch and Mildred Buckman. She made her debut in Heaven on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Those of us who knew Linda quite are sure she had her tissue in hand, bawling, as she hugged the loved ones she missed so dearly.

To carry on the memories of the Schuch family are her husband, Brad Crowley, whom she married on November 23, 1998,  her sister, Ruth Vines, nieces, nephew, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

On November 8, 1950, Linda came as a surprise to her four siblings and especially her parents.  She was raised and lived most of her life in Jasper, Indiana on Dewey Street. She was very proud of this fact.  Needless to say, she was not spoiled, just well taken care of.  She graduated Jasper High School in 1968. She worked for Jasper Nursing Center as a bookkeeper and later worked for ResCare in Bloomfield, Indiana and later transferred to Austin, Texas where she was humbled with the title of Regional Finance Director.

Linda loved life.  Her personality, smile and laugh were contagious!

Her biggest love language was food, she was a great cook, just like her Mom.  The kitchen table is where she showed this love, either feeding the family, playing games, sharing memories or poking fun at each other.

Linda had many loves … music, singing, books, acting, movies, television.  These loves led her to try her hand and voice in many musicals through the Jasper Community Players and Eli C Green Dinner Theater in Jasper.  She had the lead role of Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!”.   “Godspell”, “Fiddler on The Roof”, “West Side Story”, “South Pacific”, “Oklahoma” and “The King & I” were just some of musicals she participated in.  Her voice was one that truly moved your soul.

One of her biggest accomplishments was going back to college at the age of 50, earning her degree in business management.  She graduated in 2001.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 9, at the Knights of Columbus in Jasper. Open house will be from 1 till 4 p.m. EST. 

 




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