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Linda L. (Brannon) First, 73, of Mifflintown, passed away at 10:16 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at AristaCare at Hearthside in State College.
Born on September 1, 1945 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Charlotte (McNitt) Brannon. On May 17, 1991, she married her surviving husband, Robert R. First, with whom she was blessed to share more than 27 years of marriage.
Mrs. First is survived by her children, Steven Metzgar and his wife Jennifer of Belleville, Scott Metzgar and his wife Stacey, Jason First and his wife B.J., and Jaclyn First all of Lewistown, a sister Nancy Tuffel, of Naples, Fla.; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Todd Metzgar.
Linda was employed in Food Service, first beginning at the Red Barn in Lewistown for over twenty plus years, and finally retiring as a Manager for Barrett Enterprises who owned the McDonald’s locations in Mifflin, Juniata and Perry counties.
She was a Methodist by faith, who loved gardening, decorating her home outdoors and for the holidays. Linda was an animal lover who truly loved her dogs Maggie and Bella.
All services will be private with the Rev. Donald Walters officiating. Interment will follow at the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.
There will be no viewing.
The family will provide all funeral flowers and kindly ask that memorial contributions in Mrs. First’s memory may be made to R.O.F.F., 133 North Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown.
To Linda's Children/Grand-Children:
You have our deepest sympathy on the loss if your mother and grand-mother.
May you find comfort in knowing the Spirit of God is watching over each of you.
Dave & Kay
THE HUNTER'S - Tuesday November 06, 2018 via Condolence Message
Bob and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My first job was as a cook at the Red Barn when I turned 16. Linda was my first boss and I have had nothing but the utmost respect for her since.
May God help you find strength and comfort in this difficult time.
Keith Baker - Monday November 05, 2018 via Condolence Message