Linda (Landers) Kessel, 68, of Mountain Home passed away April 1, 2012, in Boise. A grave side service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Linda was born March 31, 1944, in Boise to Roy and Betty Landers. For more than 25 years, she enjoyed painting, including decorating business windows with different hand-painted winter scenes. She was also an avid photographer and taught painting classes.
She married Ralph Kessel on May 16, 1964. Together, they raised four sons, Leonard, Randall, Karl and Richard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Betty Landers.
In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her three sisters, Joanne Spence, Christy Lee and Sylvia Landers, all from Mountain Home. She is also survived by three brothers: Mike Landers from Mountain Home; Pat Landers and Doug Landers both from Prairie, Idaho; along with several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.