Kathern Fay Linger

April 24, 1932 - December 26, 2017
Kathern Fay Linger

Kathern Fay (Cogar) Linger died at home on Tuesday December 26, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 24, 1932 on Devils Backbone, Replete WV a daughter of the late Morgan and Fern (Rexroad) Cogar.
Kathern was a homemaker and helped work the family fruit orchard, Linger Farms. Some of her favorite pastimes included attending yard sales, cooking for family, and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kathern’s house was always full of children of all ages, and members of the community fondly remember the times they spent visiting the farm. She was quick to include any and every one into her life, as shown by her famous 4th of July reunions where she has hosted over 100 friends and family members for two decades. Kathern attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She was best known for her unwavering kindness, unconditional love for her family, and steadfast faith. Kathern left an everlasting footprint on the hearts of all who knew her and will be missed greatly.
Kathern is survived by six sons: James Linger of Negley, Phillip Linger (Cindy) of Rogers, Steven Linger (Susie) of Calcutta, Claude C Linger Jr.(Deborah) of Negley, Donald Linger (Jody, deceased) of Lisbon, John Linger(Dana) of Negley; three daughters: Karen Johnson (David) of Rogers, Patricia McCoy (Don) of Rogers, JaneAnn Linger Fucci (Joe) of Chippewa, PA; a brother Norris Cogar of Buffalo, NY; a sister: Jocelyn Singleton of Langhorn, PA: twenty grandchildren: Kimberly (Terry) Rankin, Andy (Katie) Johnson, Adam (Janice) Johnson, Jeremy (Jessica) Linger, Morgan (Kate) Linger, Sara (Clark) Rolli, Phillip (Erika) Linger, Angie (Brian) Karmie, Kelly (Adam Boyer) Linger, Kristen (Jordan) Crabtree, Katie McCoy, Matthew (Laura) McCoy, Kyle Linger, Kevin Linger, Shane Hamilton, Garrett Hamilton, Aura Fucci, Joseph Fucci, Reva McCullough, Johnny Linger; thirty one great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Kathern was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years Claude C. Linger Sr; a son: Joseph Linger; a great grandson: Drew Mason Johnson; two sisters: Jean Hayzlett and Necia Cogar as well as a daughter-in-law: Jody Linger.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 7 pm with Pastor James Rhodes and grandson Terry Rankin officiating
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Thursday December 28, 2017 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm
Burial will take place at Newville Cemetery in Newville, WV.


Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017
7:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

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  • December 27, 2017
    Patricia McCoy says:
    Mom was truly a blessing to everyone she met. She will always be in my heart and I will miss her for the rest of my life ❤✝

  • December 27, 2017
    Mark and Janene (Johnson) Fitzpatrick says:
    Grandma Linger (as all of us knew her) was quite a lady! I have such fond memories of time spent at the Linger farm as a child and young adult. Our hearts hurt for all of our family and friends that are missing her. Our hugs and prayers are with you all from Florida.

  • December 28, 2017
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  • December 28, 2017
    Kim Larson says:
    So sorry for your loss Cindy. May your memories of love and laughter help you through this hard time. Love from Illinois.

  • December 28, 2017
    Lynne Ricker-Ward says:
    What a beautiful picture and tribute! My sympathies to your family during this time of loss. Hugs & prayers!