PHILLIPS-KONCHAN, Linda. Passed away April 30, 2018. Beloved wife of Ken Konchan. Daughter of Betty and Jim Phillips (both deceased). Sister of the late Sharon Frank (Neil) and the late James Phillips (Chris). Loving aunt of Kelly Frank (Chris) Hargis of Houston, TX, and the late Tracey Frank (Sean) Allen of Denver, CO. Great aunt of Shea Hargis and Caden and Sydney Allen whom she loved dearly.
Linda was an honors graduate of Valley Forge High School, and Dean’s List at Ohio University where she had a double major in English Literature (specializing in the Romantic Poets, Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, Shelley, the Brownings, and W.B. Yeats) and Psychology. She also attended the Naropa Institute and Colorado University, both in Boulder, for training as a Psychological Test Diagnostician.
Linda worked as the manager of corporate travel for Travel Systems in Cleveland, as a Diagnostician at The Child Psychological Services Clinic in Denver, and a regional sales rep for Lipton Tea, and later Nestle’s, where she won numerous awards as she managed the Plan-O-Gram organization for Cleveland groceries.
She was a long time member of Parma South Presbyterian Church in Parma Hts., and recenty with Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church in North Royalton. After retirement in 2000 she and Ken spent time between their summer home on Cedar Bonnet Island, NJ and North Royalton, as well as extensive travel. Linda enjoyed reading as her pastime.
Linda donated her body to the Ohio University Heritage School of Ostepathic Medicine.
MEMORIAL SERVICE, SUNDAY, JUNE 10 at 2:00 p.m. PRECEDED BY VISITATION BEGINNING at 1:00 p.m. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA. PLEASE RSVP IN COMMENT SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE. SIGN IN, INDICATING NUMBER ATTENDING SERVICE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, SO WE ARE ABLE TO ASCERTAIN NUMBERS TO ACCOMODATE SEATING. NAMES ARE OPTIONAL. FRIENDS WILL BE INVITED TO SHARE A MEMORY OF LINDA, IF THEY WISH, AFTER THE EULOGY.
Those wishing to donate in Linda’s name can do so at the Cleveland APL, 1229 Wiley Ave., Cleveland Oh 44113 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. To offer online condolences, please visit www.ZaborFH.com
Messages of Condolence
Linda was a dear friend who was influential in my life. She was a tough and intelligent woman who achieved success at many levels despite difficult obstacles. I am sorry to hear of her passing, but I am hopeful she is peaceful in the hereafter.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Linda was a super fan during my basketball years at VF. I know a great woman stands beside a great man, and you were a huge influence in my life as my coach. May pleasant memories, many friends and the Spirit of God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Very sad on hearing about Linda passing.I was good friends with her brother Jim .I grew up on Kingsdale and was neighbors with the family. Linda was a very sweet person and I will always remember the good times I had with her and the family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. There’s a promise god makes us at Acts 24:15. I hope you can find comfort in this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember what a wonderful person and devoted fan of us ladies that Linda was. May she rest in peace.
Rest in peace, dear Linda. Ken, my deepest sympathies. I will be at the memorial service on June 10. Joe Tegreene
My sincere sympathy to family members who will be greatly touched by Linda’s passing. Linda was an inspiration to many. May she find peace in the hereafter. I will attend the memorial service on the 10th.
2 of us will be attending Linda’s memeorial service with our deepest
sympathy and appreciation for the invitation,
My deepest sympathies for your loss
Still in disbelief — My sincere sympathy for your loss. I will bring a friend to the service .
My thoughts and condolences are with you. Deepest sympathies for your loss. Its always a great sorrow losing those that we love, just remember that there is a world full of people that are here for you. I will be attending the service, most likely with my father.