Linda Bresler, 67

Linda L. Bresler, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Linda worked as a teachers aid with Whitley County Schools for 22 years, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed traveling and most of all, spending time with and taking care of her family. Surviving are her husband, John Bresler; father, Herb (Lavada) Thornburg of Haddix, Ky.; daughters, Heather Beasley and Jill (Vester) Damron both of Fort Wayne, and Angie (Brian) O’Connor of Crown Point,; son, Nate (Linda) Bresler of Powell, Tenn.; grandchildren, Morgan and Brooke Beasley, Savannah, Josie and Kennedy Bresler and Marisa and Mackenzie O’Connor; sisters, Diana McKinney of Tampa, Fla. and Paula (Mike) Thiele of Columbia City; half-sisters, Joy Gribbins of Lexington, Ky., and Emily Costello of Haddix, Ky.; stepsisters, Wendy Raleigh of Jackson, Ky., and Elesha Watts of Jackson, Ky. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Thornburg. Funeral Service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd., with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. To sign the online guest book, go to