Linda Faye (Brackbill) Douty

Born: Sat., Jan. 19, 1946
Died: Mon., Oct. 27, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church


Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery

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 Linda Faye Brackbill Douty, 68, of Mifflintown, Licking Creek Valley, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home.

     Born Jan. 19, 1946, in Licking Creek Valley, she was the daughter of the late Lester Melvin and Viola Margaret (Farleman) Brackbill.

     She is survived by her loving husband, George Harold Douty, whom she married June 28, 1969; four daughters, Kristy Lebkicher of Mifflintown, Kelly Lebkicher of Port Royal, Kami Imes and husband, Scott, of Licking Creek Valley, and Kaci Bryner and fiancé, Dave Blessing, of Port Royal; one brother, Fred Brackbill and wife, Marge, of Licking Creek Valley; sister-in-law, Jean Quickel and husband, Bob; brother-in-law, Craig Douty and wife, Tracy; thirteen grandchildren, Shanna Varner and husband, Nathan, Abby Hileman and husband, Jesse, Dustin Bassler and wife, Amanda, Cody Imes, Erin Pyle, Josh Bryner, Skyler Wise, Kelci Bryner, Clint Imes, Chantz Imes, Tyler Bryner, Chloe Imes, and Zakary Blessing; four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Blane Hileman and Braeden and Brynnlee Varner; four nephews, two nieces, and three great-nephews.

     Linda was a member of the Juniata Joint High School Class of 1964. She  worked as a seamstress, cashier, waitress, and consultant/sales representative for many local places, and was the past owner of The Bridal and Party Peddler.

     She was a very active member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church where she was a former church council member, served on many committees, and, with the help of Rev. DeLauter and two friends, started the first Luther League in 1971.  She was the chairperson for the 1976 Bicentennial church float entitled "Let the Church March On" and chaired the committee when the church added the steeple in 1999.  As a member of the cemetery committee, she helped to revise the bylaws to allow upright headstones in all parts of the cemetery. She was a life member of Maple Grove Sunday School where she had been a teacher for the young people and a former superintendent and trustee. She designed the miniature replicas of  St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and Maple Grove Sunday School.

     She was the chairperson of the 2000 Millennium Celebration at the Juniata County Courthouse, the 2001 Winter Frolic, four Bridge Fest Celebrations on River Drive, Mifflin, and was planning a Walking Bridge Celebration. She designed the Juniata Yesterday Blanket Throw.

     She was a past member and the 2000/2001 Woman of the Year for the Juniata Co. BPW Club and a former member of the Red Hat Society.

     She enjoying traveling and going on cruises and had traveled to all 50 states.

     She loved her Licking Creek home, named Babbling Brook, which has been in her family for three generations.

     But the most important thing in her life was taking care of her family, spending time with them and attending as many of her grandchildren's activities as she could.

     Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, with Pastor Chris Mathiason and Pastor Tim George officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove Sunday School, 6507 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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Sharon Miller
   Posted Wed October 29, 2014
George and family sorry to hear of Linda's passing. As hard as it is to let go she is not in pain anymore and her long fight is over. Linda was a great woman with a big heart and was loved by lots of people. She has influenced a lot of people in her lifetime. She will really be missed by all. If I can do anything to help in this hard time just let me know. Thinking of and praying for all of you. Love Ya All Sharon

Lowell and Patty Shearer
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
We send our sincere sympathy to George and all of Linda's family!

Larry Oh
   Posted Mon November 03, 2014
Dear George and family,
I’m so sorry to hear your wife’s passing. To spend more time with Linda as she went through her illness was an amazing blessing. I’m so glad you retired when you did. I pray that your family always remembers that Linda has peace in heaven and that she is well taken care of. You have been blessed with such a large family. Pray for each other, love each other, and stay close to each other. God bless you and your family. Larry Oh.

Linda K Kint Buckner
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
I knew Linda from high school. There were 6 Lindas in my class (1964). I am sorry to hear of her illness and her passing.