Hannibal Courier-Post

Obituary: Lynn A. (Howarth) Lindhorst, JAN. 9, 1946 – MAY 28, 2020

Lynn Lindhorst
Posted: May. 28, 2020 8:55 pm

Lynn A. (Howarth) Lindhorst, 74, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:58 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Luther Manor Nursing Home in Hannibal.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Lynn's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Lynn was born Jan. 9, 1946, in Hannibal, to Roy F. Howarth and Olive T. Chandler Howarth.

She was married to Paul A. Lindhorst on Feb. 12, 1966, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. He survives.

Other survivors include three children, Theresa Markley (John) of Wildwood, Mo., Michael Lindhorst of Hannibal and Mary Frances Combs (Cory) of Hannibal. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Daniel Markley, Sean Markley, Gregory Markley, Cailee Combs and Clara Combs; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lynn was preceded in death by her parents; half-sister, Patsy Chandler; and a very special aunt, Mary Hammock.

Lynn was a 1963 McCooey High School graduate. Later, she went on to attend St. Elizabeth's X-Ray School where she graduated in 1965 as a registered X-Ray technician. Lynn worked in Troy, Mo., and then at Hannibal Clinic for many years. Lynn was also a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative for 10 years and in her retirement enjoyed working at Swiss Colony in Hannibal.

For many years Lynn and Paul celebrated the Christmas season together dressed as “Santa's helpers” with Paul as Santa and Lynn as Mrs. Claus. Being outdoors and working in her garden were times that Lynn enjoyed. In years past Lynn loved traveling to bingo contests all over town with her mother and in more recent years she liked to visit the casino occasionally to play the penny slots. Raising Monarch Butterflies, bird watching and caring for her bluebird nest outside her window were recent hobbies that garnered Lynn's attention. A strong advocate for the battle against cancer, Lynn showed her support in a bold way, often dyeing her hair the color designated for the cancer. Lynn cherished her family most. In particular she always loved to visit her aunt, Mary Hammock, at her vegetable stand in East Hannibal, Ill., and simply visit and share time together. 

Lynn was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Holy Family Catholic School or the James E. Cary Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com.