Linda Leonora Hirst, age 59, of Augusta, WV, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born in Baltimore, MD, August 18, 1954, a daughter of Kenneth C. Hirst, Sr., of Augusta, WV and the late Marjorie Lou (Sevier) Hirst.
Linda was a 1973 graduate of Patterson High School. She had been employed as a Homecare Worker with the Hampshire County Committee on Ageing. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Romney.
Surviving are: three daughters, Brandy Lynn (Swisher) Dove and husband Wade, of Winchester, VA, Jennifer Lou (Swisher) Sours and husband Lee Roy, of Augusta, WV, and Helen Lee (Swisher) High and husband Jeremy of Purgitsville, WV; two grandchildren, Kristen Renee Sours and Gavin Curtis High; three step grandchildren, Hannah Dove, Zach Dove, and Jordan Dove; two brothers, Donald Hirst and wife Gayle, of Baltimore, and Kenneth Hirst and wife Karen, of Augusta, WV; two nieces; and one nephew.
In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Brad and Dove Sevier, of Grafton.
Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10 AM until 12 noon. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 12 noon with Pastor Roy Knight officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery, Barbour County, WV.
A memorial dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Romney on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Please contact a family member for details.
Online condolences and sympathy gifts can be sent to the Hirst family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com