Linda A. McCarty, 68, of Ashland, passed away Friday afternoon, September 20, 2019 at her residence.
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A lifelong resident, she was born in Ashland on January 16, 1951 to the late Arthur H. and Ruth E. (Grimes) DeLozier. She was a graduate of Mapleton High School class of 1969 and the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her Registered Nursing degree in 1972.
She started her nursing career at Samaritan Hospital working on the Medical Surgical Floor, but she also spent a large amount of time working in the Emergency Room where she was eventually made the ER Director. She worked at Samaritan Hospital from 1972 until 2000. She then worked at various doctor’s offices on a part time basis until joining the Ashland County/City Health Department in 2004 until her retirement in 2017.
Linda was a member of the Park Street Brethren Church and recently had been attending the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a camp nurse at Camp Bethany Church Camp and helped with Blood Pressure screenings at Park Street Brethren Church and was a Mapleton High School Music Boosters volunteer. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.
On October 27, 1973 she was married to her husband of 46 years, Charles R. McCarty Jr in the Park Street Brethren Church by the Rev. Eugene Beekley and Rev. “Uncle Ken” Solomon.
She is survived by her husband Charles R. “Chuck” McCarty Jr. of Ashland, two daughters, Qiana (Justin) Donley of Polk; Cheyenne McCarty of Sagamore Hills, OH; three grandchildren, Jasmine, Gretchen and Keith Donley; siblings, Lois DeLozier of Warrensville Hts., OH; Rita DeLozier of Ashland; and Mark DeLozier of Yellow Springs, OH; Her mother-in-law, Carol McCarty; sisters-in-law, Kathy Kane, Shelley (Terry) Sapyta, Ann (Dave) Barr, Penny Eyster, Bonnie (Kenny) Reinke and Lori (Jamie) Maslanka; also surviving are Tim McCarty and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Charles R. McCarty Sr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren with Pastor Steve Keib officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday September 25, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren on Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, 960 Twp. R. 964 Ashland, Ohio 44805, the Ashland County Cancer Association, 1011 E. Main St., Ashland, Ohio 44805 or to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr. Ashland, Ohio 44805 or the Cleveland Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
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