Linnet M. KonkleJanuary 2, 1948 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 69)
Linnet M. Konkle, 69, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 28, 2017. Surviving is her loving husband of 47 years, Thomas R. Konkle.
Born Jan. 2, 1948, in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph Leslie McIlwain and Eunice (Lovejoy) McIlwain, of Ellenton.
Linnet graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a nursing degree and found a passion in caring for others early on while working as a nurse at Divine Providence Hospital and Dr. Shue’s office. Linnet also worked at the Christian Light Book Store and volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital during retirement.
She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting and knitting. Linnet was always giving of herself to help others in need. She sent handmade cards and caring thoughts to countless others throughout the years, spreading joy. Her pride and joy, however, was her family, as she loved her role being a mom and grandma.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is a son, Brian (Joy) Konkle of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Kimberly (David) Stark, of Franklin, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lilly, Elijah, Amelia, and Micah Konkle, of Littleton, Colo., Ryne and Payton Stark, of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Lucy Gibbs, of Ellenton, Connie (John) Hess, of Nescopeck; three brothers, Joseph (Donna) McIlwain, of Killeen, Texas, Leon McIlwain, of Hinesville, Ga.; and Keith McIlwain, of Great Falls, Mont.; two brothers-in-law, Ron (Carol) Konkle, of Williamsport and Jerry Konkle (Linda Clark), of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends whom Linnet helped care for.
A funeral service to honor the life of Linnet will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Sanders. Burial will be private in Ellenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Linnet’s name to American Cancer Society c/o Making Strides for Breast Cancer, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.