Linda Lou Uphaus


Linda Lou Uphaus, 73, of Columbus, passed away peacefully at 3:05 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Linda was a loving wife of 53 years and a nurturing mother of three children. She truly lived for her family.

In addition to caring for her family, she also enjoyed collecting elephant figurines, however, “the trunk always had to be up” for good luck.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Following Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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Linda was born May 23, 1944, in Batesville, Indiana, to the late Fred and Magdalen Billman Metz. On November 21, 1964, she married Robert Uphaus in Morris, Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Angela Heiner of Columbus, Robert (Jenny) Uphaus of North Vernon and David Uphaus of Columbus; grandchildren, Sawyer (Kara) Hankins, Alexa (Jake Friedly) Hankins, Rylee Hankins, Ariel Walters, Maddison Uphaus and Ty Uphaus; two great-grandchildren that are expected; a sister, Patricia (Jerry) Luers of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Uphaus was preceded in death by her brother, Fred “Fritz” Metz.