Georgia Lynn


Georgia A. Lynn, 94, of Defiance, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013.

She was born March 7, 1919, in Burksville, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Benjamin and Dursilla (Rush) Simpson. On October 18, 1941, she married Kenneth M. Lynn Sr., and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1979.

Georgia is survived by three sons, Kenneth M. (Linda) Lynn Jr. of Longwood, Fla., Daryl (Mary) Lynn of Stryker and Jerry (Sharon) Lynn of Defiance; daughter-in-law, Connie Lynn of Defiance; 10 grandchildren, Kim (Tom) Osment, Debra (Wayne) Burdick, Lisa DeCello, Lori (Eric) Francis, Jeffery (Mary) Lynn, Ryan (Shauna) Lynn, Derek Lynn, Sean (Leslie) Lynn, Stephanie Lynn (fiancee' Adam Schweigert) and Michael Lynn; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Talbott Simpson of Lexington, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; a son, Larry Lynn; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte; four brothers, Rev. C.W., Roy, Ernest and Albert Simpson; and two sisters, Thelma Hood and Martha Thrasher.

Georgia moved to the area in 1954, was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Defiance, with the Ruth Circle, progress Sunday school class and WSWS. She was also a member of the UAW Local 211 and the Eastern Star. Grandma Georgia enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting and sewing.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at noon in the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Pastor Joe Graves officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home starting at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

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