Obituary: Linda Dennis Hearst

Obituary: Linda Dennis Hearst, 101, died May 29, 2024.

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Linda Dennis Hearst, age 101, of Montgomery, Alabama, died May 29, 2024, in her home in Orlando, Florida.

Born March 15, 1923, Linda was the first of three children of Turner Mitchell Dennis and Mae Smith Dennis, both of Clanton, Alabama. The family resided in various locations in Alabama, including Montgomery, Clanton and Anniston.

Linda attended the University of Alabama and Auburn University before marrying Harry Hearst.  Throughout her marriage, Linda lived in many states, including Alabama (where daughter Patricia was born), Illinois (where daughter Susii was born), New York (where son Robert was born) and California. In 1965, the family returned to Illinois to finish raising their family, and in 1995, Linda and Harry moved to Orlando, Florida, where Linda resided for the remainder of her life.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hearst; her sister, Elizabeth Betchtel; and her brother, Don Dennis.

She is survived by her children, Pat Schwarzentraub, of Peoria, Illinois, Susii Hearst, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Rob Hearst, of Windermere, Florida; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held July 27, 2024, with family in Colorado, followed by internment next to her husband, Harry, at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to BRAVE Church,


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