Linda Lou Hershey |

Linda Lou Hershey

Linda Lou Hershey of Rifle died Saturday, April 24, 2004. She was 60.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road in Rifle.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 652 E. 5th St. in Rifle, with the Rev. Edward Schmidt officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle. Pallbearers will be Sean McMillan, Tyler McMillan, Dwayne Montgomery, Steve Stilson, Daniel Zwierzchowski and Ricki Zwierzchowski. Honorary pallbearer is Roy Coombs.

Mrs. Hershey was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Monaville, W.Va., to Oneita Harris and Charles E. Combs. She spent her childhood in Monaville and attended school for 11 years.

She married Edward F. Hershey on Aug. 26, 1968, in Englewood.

They lived in Englewood, and in Rifle for the past 27 years.

Mrs. Hershey worked as a checker at City Market for 17 years. She retired in April 2003. She was known to many at the store as “Momma Hershey” because she was a mother to everyone. She was very devoted to her family, especially her grandsons. To them and others, she was known as “Nana.”

Mrs. Hershey is survived by her husband, Edward Hershey of Rifle; by daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Sean McMillan of Rifle, and ElDonna and Dwayne Montgomery of Rifle; by a brother, James Combs of Ohio; by a sister, ElDonna Grassi of Rifle; by grandsons Tyler McMillan and Drake Montgomery; and by many special friends.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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