Obituary for Linda Read Chesser


Linda Read Chesser

August 8, 1950 - September 17, 2020

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.

Andrea R Shauck posted on October 12, 2020

Mr. Chesser, on behalf of my mom Linda Fitzgerald, and my sisters Rhonda and Cindy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. She was our teacher and coach while we were students at Coulston Elementary, and we have many fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.

Phil and Linda Howell posted on October 10, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a mother, grandmother, and wife is so hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tresa A Eads posted on October 10, 2020

John and Nick I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Linda. What wonderful fond memories I have of Linda she was the one that told me years ago "to plant my weeping cherry tree in my window out back" and it still stands today.. Linda always thought the world of you both. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. The Eads Family.

Doug Birk posted on October 9, 2020

Mrs. Chester was my 7th grade social studies teacher and was a wonderful role model for all of her students. She supported and encouraged all of her students to do their best. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


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