Mary R. Linn of Amherst, Virginia died Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Mary was born and raised in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Helen D. and Charles S. Linn and her older brother was Charles F. (Chuck). Ms. Linn graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio and received the M.Ed from Madison College (now James Madison University) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She moved to Amherst, Virginia in 1973 and served as Registrar of Sweet Briar College for eighteen years. Ms. Linn was active in Amherst Presbyterian Church, serving as elder, Clerk of Session, and in a number of other capacities in the church. She also served as a volunteer with several community organizations and programs. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Nancy R. Linn of Oswego, New York; nephew, Jeffrey S. Linn (Carol) of Austin, Texas; and four nieces, Jennifer Z. Linn O'Connor (John) of Portland, Oregon, Hollis R. Linn of Oswego, New York, Heather G. Linn Kenney (Michael) of Seattle, Washington and Susan B. Linn of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Amherst Presbyterian Church in Amherst, Virginia. Those wishing to make memorial contributions might consider Amherst Presbyterian Church Building Fund, the Amherst Life Saving Crew, or a charity of their choice. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

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