Pottersville, New York - Linda May Warken, 66, went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2016 after a long struggle with breast cancer. Her devotion to family, and strong faith in Jesus Christ supported her through her struggle and gave her peace in her final days.
Linda was born to Harry and Millie Bollback in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 8, 1949. She spent her early years on the mission field in Brazil, working alongside her family with the Xavanti Indians. Her passion for sharing the love of Christ was evident at a young age, and in 1972 she returned to the mission field of Brazil as a single missionary.
Linda was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Richard Warken on August 30, 1975 in Schroon Lake , N.Y. They shared a true passion for sharing the gospel, and in 1976 travelled to Mexico for language training before heading to Barcelona, Spain where the spent 12 years founding the local Spanish Word of Life Ministry. They were blessed with three loving children.
After returning to Schroon Lake, N.Y. in 1988, Linda worked as a Kindergarten and Spanish teacher at Mountainside Christian Academy where her passion for people continued to shine. Countless children sat in her classroom, benefiting from her kind and warm spirit - reminded daily that they were loved by "Mrs. Warken" and most importantly loved by Jesus.
Linda is survived by her husband, Rick: her children John, Andy and Cindi and their spouses Kristen, Emily and Kurt and her parents Harry and Millie: Her siblings Larry, Elizabeth and Suely: her grandchildren Lily, Claire, River, Bode, Ridge, Jack, Luck and Mae.
There will be visitation hours at the Edward L.Kelly Funeral Home in Schroon Lake, New York on February 7, 2016 from 1-4 P.M. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held at the Jack Wyrtzen Center at Word of Life Bible Institute on Monday February 8 at 3:30 pm with a reception to follow at Mountainside Side Chapel. The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations would be gladly accepted in her name for The Mountain Christian Academy Scholarship Fund.
FEB 7. 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Edward L Kelly Funeral Home
1019 US Rte 9
Schroon Lake, NY, US, 12870
A Celebration of Life
FEB 8. 03:30 PM
Jack Wyrtzen Center
Pottersville, NY, US