PAULDING -- Linda Kay Grant, 61, Paulding, died Thursday, December 13, 2012.
She was born December 21, 1950, in Bay City, Michigan, the daughter of Merlin Jay and Iva Romaine (Selle) McKeon. On August 15, 1971, she married Gary Grant, who survives. She was president and CEO of Wedding Dreams and Grant's Catering and was previously employed as a registered nurse for Paulding Hospital and Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church.
Linda's zest for life and helping others will never be forgotten. As president and CEO of Wedding Dreams and Grant's Catering, she touched the lives of thousands of brides and grooms. Through her devotion to family and friends, she brought happiness, security and a sense of calm to others. Linda will always be remembered for her leadership in the community, her warm, friendly personality and hard working, patient, goal-oriented lifestyle. She demonstrated courage and determination throughout her life, giving her children and grandchildren a role model beyond words. Her family looks forward to continuing the business for many years as a tribute to her legacy.
She is survived by her mother, Iva McKeon, Pinconning, Mich.; husband, Gary Grant, Paulding; children, Heidi (Jerry) Stebleton of Lima, Ohio, Brian (Jamie) Grant of Saugus, Calif., Brandon (Jennifer) Grant of Antwerp, Ohio, and Holly Grant, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three brothers, Virgil (Joan) McKeon and Randy (Jill) McKeon, both of Pinconning, and Clyde (Nancy) McKeon of Standish, Mich.; four sisters, Gloria (Albert) Bourdon of Fenton, Mich., Elaine (John) Poyner of Surprise, Ariz., Lorraine (Mike) Grumbley of Linwood, Mich., and Karen (Jay) Bishop of Pinconning, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren, Shaina, Logan, Gracie, Kailey, Philip, Hunter, Hailey, Hayden, Taylor, Victoria, Noah, Danica, Irelynn and Drystan.
She is preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, at Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, Ind., with Pastor Joel DeSelm officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Monday, December 17, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.
To honor Linda's requests the family asks in lieu of flowers, throws, windchimes, statuary, etc., donations may be made to Chief Ministry Arizona or Outreach Ministry Star 88.3. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.