Linda S. Conaway, 66, EHS class of ‘65, nurse at ECH and LGH, active at First UMC

By on April 30, 2014


Linda S. Conaway, RN, 66, of Akron, passed away peacefully Monday, April 21, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Harrisburg to the late Richard and Martha “Marty” (Stoner) Sides and was the wife of John “Jack” W. Conaway with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.

Linda was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, where she served on the compassion committee, extension ministries and children’s security team. She took missionary trips to Kentucky and also volunteered for Love INC. Linda was a 1965 graduate of Ephrata High School and a graduate of the Germantown School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 43 years, working at the Ephrata Community Hospital and then retiring from Lancaster General Hospital.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son: Greg, husband of Teresa Conaway of Lancaster; a daughter: Anne, wife of Hans Brubaker of Ephrata; a brother: Thomas E., husband of Leslie Sides of Easton, Md.; four granddaughters: Kylee Conaway, Ashley Horn, Ali Murphy, Lena Brubaker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and a memorial were held April 28 at Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron, and the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Walter Carter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Compassion Fund, 68 N. Church St., Ephrata, PA 17522, or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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