Linda Kay Wilhide, 69

JULY 18, 1941-JULY 17, 2011

July 18, 2011
  • Linda Kay Wilhide
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Linda Kay Wilhide, 69, of 2809 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, Md., passed away courageously Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md., with her husband, family and very close friends by her side.

She was born July 18, 1941, in Washington County, Md., to the late Oscar Leo and Daisy Arbutus Taylor Otzelberger.

She was a 1959 graduate of Boonsboro High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

She was a homemaker and previously was employed with the Washington County Board of Education as a secretary at Boonsboro Middle School.

She was a member of Samples Manor Church of God Sharpsburg, where she taught Sunday school, served as secretary and taught adult women’s class.

She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include husband, Joseph Charles Wilhide Jr., married June 26, 1965, of Sharpsburg.

She was predeceased by her son, Brent Joseph Wilhide, in 1994.

Linda and Joe were foster care parents to several children.

The family will receive friends at Samples Manor Church of God, 2128 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. The church will be open after 2 p.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

A sunset graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation at Samples Manor Cemetery, Sharpsburg, on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, with Pastor Darrell L. Strite officiating.

The family would like to invite family and friends to a celebration of life gathering at Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co., 2202 Dargan School Road, Sharpsburg, on Friday, July 22, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a time of food and fellowship.

Memorial donations may be made to Samples Manor Cemetery, P.O. Box 441, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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