Linda Read Chesser, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away at her home with her family by her side, on Thursday, September 17, 2020. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 8, 1950 to Clifford and Betty Read.
Linda graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1968 and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana State University in 1972. Linda married John W. Chesser on June 19, 1971 at the Evangelical United Church-Christ in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Linda is survived by her husband, John W. Chesser of Indianapolis (formally of Shelbyville); son, Nick Chesser of Indianapolis (wife, Dara Chesser); four grandchildren; Adriana Chesser, Aaliyah Chesser, Lynley Chesser, and Jaeden Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Betty Read.
Linda retired in 1991 from Shelbyville Middle School after 30 years of teaching, primarily Social Studies. Linda was a member Sigma Kapa Sorority at Indiana State University and a dancer for their marching band. Linda had a smile that would light up any room and loved spending time with her husband, son, and grandchildren. Linda enjoyed watching her son and all her grandchildren play sports and was always their biggest fan. Linda took pride in being the best grandmother she could be to her grandchildren and loved every moment she spent playing and reading to them. Linda enjoyed genealogy as she spent timeless hours researching family histories. She also loved traveling, learning about different cultures, writing, reading, and gardening.
A private family celebration will be held at a later date.
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