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Linda Lee McAfee Bickhart, 77, of Paxtonville Road, Middleburg, passed away on Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, 2016, at her home.
She was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Paxtonville, a daughter of the late Elmer D. and Ida Anna (Attig) McAfee. Her death breaks a marital union of 61 years to Eugene David Bickhart.
Linda was a graduate of Middleburg High School and attended Central Penn Business School and earned a legal assistant degree.
She had been employed as a child care aide for 11 years at the Selinsgrove Center, 17 years as a legal secretary, and retired in 2001 after 28 years of service for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
She served on the board of the Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition as secretary and was a member of the Paxtonville Cemetery Association where she was secretary.
Linda loved going to the family beach house, art and antiquing. Being with her grand and great-grandchildren was her greatest joy.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Gene Douglas Bickhart, of Paxtonville, Chris David Bickhart, of Middleburg, and Dr. Lori Bickhart Lauver, of Winfield; two daughters-in-law, Sandy and Karen M. Bickhart; son-in-law, R. Timothy Lauver; grandchildren, Gena R. Bickhart, of Elizabethtown, Joshua L. Lauver and companion, Jaime, of Sunbury, Justin D. Lauver and his wife Katherine, of Souderton, Jason T. Lauver and his companion Trista, of Williamsport, Christa Bickhart, of Sneads Ferry, N.C., and Taylor Bickhart, of Middleburg; seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Kunz, Devan Bickhart, Ashlyn Wise, Jack Lauver, Nora Lauver, Landry Lauver, and Taylor Lauver; one brother and sister-in-law, Daniel K. McAfee and wife Janet, of Middleburg; and one niece, Tara McAfee Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael McAfee.

Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. George Price III officiating.
Burial will be in the Paxtonville Cemetery.
The family is accepting flowers, but contributions to honor Linda's memory may be made to the Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition, or the Paxtonville Cemetery, c/o Adam Steininger, Paxtonville, PA17861.
Published on October 20, 2016
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