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Linda L. ‘Miss Sparkles’ Caskey

Linda-Caskey obit

Linda “Miss Sparkles” Caskey, 74, of Lakeview, passed into Heaven from her home on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

She was born in Lima on Sept. 19, 1938, to the late Brice and Iona Gross Engle.

On Nov. 30, 1958, she married Fred J. Caskey at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and he preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2009.

She is survived by five children, Laurie (Jerry) Westfall of Mechanicsburg, Lisa (Dennis) Cruce of Belle Center, Jamie Caskey of Lakeview, Fred (Karen) Caskey of Medina and Jean (Marvin) Levering of Cable; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell (Sandy) Engle of Lima; a sister, Shirley Miller of Columbus Grove; and a beloved extended family.

A 1956 graduate of Roundhead High School, she retired from Little Learners Daycare in Bellefontaine and previously worked at Bank Ohio in Bellefontaine.

She was a 40-year member of Indian Lake Northside Church of the Nazarene and was a member of TOPS. She enjoyed singing, laughter, and vacationing with friends.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Trouble. She will be missed by the many whose lives she touched.

Pastors Tim Johnson and James Sherrill conduct a funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Church of the Nazarene, with visitation one hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements were handled by Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at

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