NORWALK, OH - Linda Jean Barrows of Norwalk, Ohio, and Hampden and Milo, Maine, passed away on October 27, 2015, at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio. Linda was the daughter of Ruth M. Barrows of Norwalk and the late Carl T. Barrows. Linda's mom was at her side as she passed as she had been during much of Linda's long and valiant battle against ovarian cancer.
Born in Bangor, Maine, on November 15, 1951, Linda attended schools in Hampden, Maine, graduating from Hampden Academy with her cousin and good buddy Jack Barrows in the class of 1970.
Linda graduated from the nursing program at what is now Eastern Maine Community College and served as a LPN in the central Maine region for over 25 years, providing gentle and loving nursing care with a quick wit and an ever-present smile. When she was not working Linda particularly enjoyed kayaking and fishing, especially brook fishing in the Milo area and salmon fishing off the shore of Moosehead Lake. Another favorite fishing locale was Alligator Lake where she had spent many happy days of her youth at the family camp on the lake.
Linda is survived by her son Jason Desjardins of Sangerville, Maine; her mother Ruth M. Barrows of Norwalk, Ohio; her brother Tom Barrows and wife Ellen of Norwalk, Ohio; a sister Dorothy Jill Compas of Charlestown, Massachusetts; a granddaughter Kaitlyn Desjardins of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews in widely scattered locales.
At Linda's request there will be no memorial service. Her cremated remains will be scattered on Alligator Lake in the coming spring. In lieu of flowers or other donations, those who wish to honor Linda may make a contribution to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, in Linda's memory. Stein Hospice provided exceptional loving and personal care during Linda's final days.