Linda Cooney


Linda Kay Cooney, 76, of Columbus, passed away at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born November 2, 1940, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma Mae (Harrison) Hammond and had lived in the Westport area since she was 4 years old. She also was a former resident of Memphis, Tennessee, and Greensburg.

She graduated from Sand Creek High School in 1958 and attended IUPUI. She had been employed at Cummins Engine Company for 11 years and had also worked at Muscatatuck State Hospital, Thompson Industries, Arvin Industries and Oster Manufacturing Company. She enjoyed reading, crafting and playing games.

She was married to William F. Cooney December 16, 1970, at North Christian Church in Columbus. He preceded her in death July 1, 2012.

Survivors include her daughters, Joy (Mark) Yeazel of Eaton, Ohio, and Tonia (Michael) Bertoldo of Arlington, Tennessee; sons, Michael (Alyson) Cooney of Columbus, Paul (Kathy) Cooney of Franklin, David (Margaret) Cooney of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Mark Cooney of Connersville, Stephen (Veronica) Cooney of Columbus, John (Natalie) Wilson of Westport and Roger (Buffy) Cooney of North Vernon; sisters, Sue Reed of Ohio and Norma Meredith of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Lloyd E. McNutt Jr. of Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Charles L. Hammond.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. Burial will follow at Rodney Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday one  hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to St. Jude’s Hospital or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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