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Linda K. (Kiviniemi) Green

March 28, 1943 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 76)



Linda K. Green, 76 of Burton passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at Briar Hill Health Care.  She was born March 28, 1943 in Chardon to the late Kauko and Ruth (Mullola) Kiviniemi.  She graduated from Middlefield High School and Kent State University with a BS degree in Music Education. Linda was a K-6 Elementary Music Teacher for West Geauga Schools for 30 years. She was a member of the Geauga County Fair Band for 38 years, the choir director for Burton Congregational Church for 20 years and several other Churches in Geauga County. She also was a member of the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild for 10 years, the Tuesday Club, and Teachers Bowling League.  Linda enjoyed fishing, especially with her father. Her other hobbies included reading, swimming, and collecting Longaberger Baskets. She was a caregiver to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

She will be sadly missed by her husband and the love of her life, Roland Green, daughters, Aimee Ruth Green of Burton, Shelly (Rick) Pressell of Warren, grandchildren, Erin and Faith Pressell, a sister, Laura Holmes of Middlefield, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Kiviniemi. 

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church, 14999 S State Ave, Middlefield, OH 44062.  She will be laid to rest with her mother and father in Middlefield Cemetery during a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Relay for Life of Geauga County, Western Reserve Hospice Care, 17876 St Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, or Children's Rehabilitation Center in Howland, 885 Howland Wilson Rd. NE, Warren, OH 44484. Sly Family Funeral Home assisted the family with her arrangements. 

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Celebration of Life
January 25, 2020

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Middlefield
14999 S State Ave,
Middlefield, OH 44062


Children's Rehabilitation Center in Howland
885 Howland Wilson Road. NE, Warren OH 44484

Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 St. Clair Av​​enue, Cleveland OH 44110

Relay for Life of Geauga County

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