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Linda Crites

February 4, 1953 — May 13, 2023

Lima, Ohio

Linda Crites, 70, passed away on May 13, 2023, at her residence.

Linda was born on February 4, 1953, in Lima, Ohio, to Edward and Frances (Lytle) Kochen. On October 23, 1973, she married Barry Crites who survives in Lima.

Linda was a retired Elida school bus driver. She loved gardening and watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Kirk Burdette (Candace) Crites, and Julia (Brandon) DePaoli; grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Jon) Worline, Sydney Sexton, Sienna DePaoli, Nash and Zane DePaoli; siblings, Susan (Bill) Perrin, Judy (Dan) Halverson, and Chris Kochen.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jakob Sexton, and brothers, Greg Kochen and Richard Kochen.

The family will be having a private graveside service.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at

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