The Washington Times-Herald


August 27, 2013

Lynda Combs

LOOGOOTEE — Lynda Kay Combs, 71, died at 9:20 p.m. Aug. 17 at her home.

Born July 12, 1942, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Melvin and Virginia (Jones) Abel.

She was a graduate of Loogootee High School and had attended Vincennes University and was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Lynda was a talented artist and loved creating pottery, painting and surrounding herself with family, pets and nature. Lynda and her family lived in Virginia Beach, Honolulu, San Diego, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Bowling Green, Ky. After retirement she and her husband returned to Loogootee. She was a member of Truelove Methodist Church and had served as their pianist for the last 10 years.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Combs, whom she married June 4, 1965; two sons, John and his wife Regeana Combs, Stephen and his wife Kelli Combs, all of Bowling Green, Ky.; one daughter, Leslie Combs and her partner Debbie Foushee of New Albany; three granddaughters, Stefani, Brittany and Kimberly Combs of Bowling Green; along with several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Terri Ahr.

Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Truelove Methodist Church, south of Loogootee, with Pastor Michelle Qualkenbush officiating.

Arrangements were made through Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home, Loogootee. Online condolences may be made at

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