Linda K. Forbes

August 12, 1947 - January 20, 2019
Linda K. Forbes

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Linda K. Forbes, 71 of Wellsville passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Irondale, Ohio on August 12, 1947 a daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen (Williams) Griffith. Linda was a 1965 graduate of Southern Local High School, attended Kent State University and received her Master’s Degree from Mary Grove College. She worked as a teacher for Edison Local Schools for 28 years, was the secretary of Yellow Creek Cemetery Association for 28 years and a treasurer for Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church for a short period of time. Linda loved to horseback ride when she was younger, was an avid scrap booker and attended First Christian Church in Wellsville; but above all she was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived at home by her husband William Forbes whom she married June 15, 1968; three sons: William B. Forbes II and his wife Christie of Springfield, OH, Jesse Forbes of Wellsville, OH and Dan Forbes and his wife Nicole of Byesville, OH; a daughter: Katie Anderson and her husband Adam of New Lexington, OH; a brother: Bill Griffith and his wife Kay of Atlanta, GA; two sisters: Susan Baker and her husband Jack of Salineville, OH and Mary McClelland and her husband Bill of Wadsworth, OH; grandchildren: Tristin, William, Thomas, Johnathan, Cole, Chase, Taylor, Grady, Cooper, Kaylee, Emily and Drew along with one great granddaughter: Annabella.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers: Jim Griffith and Gary Griffith.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11 AM with Pastor Mark Blakely of First Christian Church officiating. Burial will take place in Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Linda’s name to Community Hospice: 716 Commercial Avenue, SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 and First Christian Church in Wellsville:931 Main Street, Wellsville, Ohio 43968.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Thursday, January 24, 2019
11:00 AM

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


Friday, January 25, 2019

Yellow Creek Cemetery - Directions

Wellsville, Ohio 43968


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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  • January 22, 2019
    Darcy Sines says:
    Mrs Forbes was one of my favorite teachers. She was always such a kind person and I used to stay after school and talk to her. She made reading fun and was the first teacher to have us do a journal which I learned to love. although I haven’t seen her in years, she has always been on my list as one of my favorite teachers. To the friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She leaves an amazing legacy and touched many lives.

  • January 23, 2019
    Frank and Gwen Francis says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • January 23, 2019
    Bill & Sue Nixon says:
    Katie, we extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to you, Adam and your children, as well as to all of your family, in the loss of your mother. We are praying for our Lord Jesus Christ to give you strength, peace and comfort in the days ahead. Use these few days. as you are all gathered together, to share your beautiful memories with one another. From experience, we can assure you that you will find those memories even more precious as the years go by. Love you.

  • January 23, 2019
    Deborah Boyd says:
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May your memories be of comfort during this difficult time. Sending prayers.

  • January 25, 2019
    Michelle & Rudy Dipold says:
    Katie, I’m so sorry for your loss. We will all keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.