Linda Mims Phreaner

November 9, 1947 - June 17, 2020 West Chester, PA | Age 72 Loving Mother,Sister and Friend,

Linda Mims Phreaner passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020 in her West Chester, PA home, following a four year battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Linda was born on November 9, 1947 to Julius and Marjorie (nee Griggs) Mims. She grew up in Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

She had a keen intellect and a thoughtful, curious nature, and had a varied career in medical research, business logistics, and information technology.

She retired in 2013 from her job as a Systems Analyst at Accenture, but never slowed down and devoted herself to volunteering in her community and a newfound passion for gardening.

She was an active member of Birmingham Friends Meeting, board member of the West Chester Friends school, and dedicated volunteer at the Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband of 27 years, Jim Phreaner, in 2012.

She is survived by her sister Bettina Thomasson, two daughters Julie Phreaner and Melissa Baldwin, son-in-law Carter Baldwin, and numerous loving family members and devoted friends.

There will be no memorial service planned for the immediate future, since Linda did not want to put friends and family at risk by gathering at this time.

If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to West Chester Friends School or the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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Memorial Donations

West Chester Friends School

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


Funeral Service

There will be no memorial service planned for the immediate future, since Linda did not want to put friends and family at risk by gathering at this time.


  1. Dear families Phreaner, Thomasson, Baldwin, Mims, and other extended family members,

    Many of you have appreciated Linda and her qualities in more “recent” years. My first introduction to Linda was when she came home from the hospital in 1947. My family lived directly across the street, and Linda’s sister Tina and I were “sandbox best friends.” Linda, Tina, and the Mims family were truly enjoyable friends and neighbors with whom I have appreciated association over the years. From your comments, clearly Linda carried such qualities throughout life.

    Mark Reinhart | July 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  2. Dear Julie and Melissa,

    Knowing your parents has been a great joy in my life. Your dad was immensely kind, caring, and funny. I looked forward to seeing him every day at The Quarry and I loved our chats. He often said that he had to get going because “The Boss” left him a to-do list at home. I got to know your mom later on and I was so happy that I had the opportunity. She was a great contributor to our school, always asking great questions while also displaying her wit. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way.

    Brian Fahey | July 6, 2020 at 12:44 PM
  3. I served beside Linda on the West Chester Friends School board and she always shared a big smile and lovely story with me during our monthly meetings. I cherish those gifts of her smile and stories because she was an amazing woman with a generous spirit. Even while dealing with cancer, she continued to serve others. Holding Linda in the Light!

    Lauren Hastings | July 1, 2020 at 9:55 AM

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