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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:26:41PM

Linda Kay Connor

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Linda Kay (nee Franklin) Connor, 62, of Palmetto, Fla., crossed life’s finish line and entered Heaven’s portals Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, following a 17-month-long battle with Ovarian Cancer.

She was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Arcadia, Fla., to Edward (Dee) Franklin and Wilma (nee Wilson) Franklin.

Linda was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Connor; daughters, Angelica I. Connor, at home, Kristina (nee Meyer) Stemen and Debbi (nee Meyer) Minick; son, James J. Meyer; stepchildren, Nathan Connor, Sarah (nee Connor) Hewes and Mary Heather Connor; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two brothers, Archie and Michael Gause, both of Lakeland, Fla.

A “Celebration of Life Service of Life” service for Linda will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Bartow First Assembly of God Church, 915 S. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830, with the Rev. Roy Pfinkston officiating. A Celebrations service also will be held Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at The Chapel in Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Rick Hawks officiating.

Preferred memorials are contributions to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research, and donations to local church outreach programs.

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