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Official Obituary of

Linda Joann Echelbarger

November 1, 1950 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Linda Echelbarger Obituary

Linda Joan Echelbarger, 73, Greentown, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at her home. She was born November 1, 1950, in Marion, IN to William Monroe and Audra (Sprong) Ogle. On July 6, 1969, she married John Echelbarger and he survives.

Linda worked for Purdue Extension as a nutritionist for 20 years. She attended Crossroads Community Church and served in several areas. She also served on the board of directors for Nesting Doves in Kokomo and helped found the daycare at Greentown Wesleyan Church. Linda was a proud farmers wife and enjoyed helping her family for many years on their farm. She enjoyed reading, cooking, sitting on the front porch with her husband, vacationing with family and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Family was her top priority and she loved spending time with and caring for them.

She is survived by her husband, John Echelbarger; children, Michelle (Tony) Porter, Todd (Heather) Echelbarger, and Dustin (LeeAnn) Echelbarger; grandchildren, Will (Tessa) Porter, Wesley (JayCee) Porter, Jayden Echelbarger, Clayton Echelbarger, and Addison Echelbarger; great-grandchildren, Jules Porter and Rhodes Porter; special nephews, Rob Nulf and Brian (Christie) Nulf; and as well as special nieces, Edna Spain, Cathy Lear, Linda Lear.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Wilda Hawk, Charlotte Nulf, and Jan Lear.

Services celebrating Linda’s life will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S 00 EW, Kokomo with pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to Celebrate Recovery through Crossroads Church. Messages of condolence may be left at

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February 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Crossroads Community Church (Brookside Cemetery)

Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

3:00 PM
Crossroads Community Church (Brookside Cemetery)


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