Linda R. Creighton

June 15, 1957 - February 12, 2022 Landenberg, PA | Age 64 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Fiance, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

LINDA R. CREIGHTON, age 64, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Temple University Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Ruth Faulkner Crossan of Avondale, PA and the late David Crossan.

Linda was the CEO of ELE Global Associates in Landenberg, PA. She worked on the weekends at Fran Keller’s Eatery in Kennett Square, where she enjoyed socializing with the customers.

She was a member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church and St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Hockessin, DE.

Linda enjoyed gardening, being at the beach, and being with her friends and family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was being a Nonni. Everyone who knew Linda, knew that her family was the most important thing in her life.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Nicoletta Kelley and her husband Brian of Oxford, PA; two sons, Gabriel (Gio) Frezzo of Landenberg, PA and Colin Creighton of Landenberg, PA; her fiancé, Richard Ruoss of Oxford, PA; one brother, Howard Crossan of Princess Anne, MD; one sister, Donna Harman of Landenberg, PA; eight grandchildren, Justin Kelley, Ryan Kelley, Sean Kelley, Noah Creighton, Kane Creighton, Maeve Creighton, Matthew Ruoss, and Miles Ruoss and numerous loved nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, February 17, 2022, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, and again on Friday morning, February 18, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Road, Landenberg, PA. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Landenberg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Landenberg, PA 19350 or to the Organization for Autism Research, 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 401, Arlington, VA 22201

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Memorial Donations

Landenberg United Methodist Church

P.O. Bo 36
Landenberg, PA 19350

Organization for Autism Research

2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 401
Arlington, VA 22201



February 17, 2022 6:00-8:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA,


February 18, 2022 10:00-11:00 Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, PA.

Funeral Service

February 18, 2022 11:00 Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, P


Burial will be private


  1. Linda, you are miss so very deeply. I drove to PA on Sunday, on my way up I was wondering if I would be there in time to stop by Fran’s to have our little chat, as we always did when I was in Chester County. Then riding thru Landenberg, there was such a sense of loss. I miss and love you!
    My prayers are with your family.
    Until we meet again.

    Tina Bunting | March 1, 2022 at 12:42 PM
  2. Hello Rick, My thoughts and prayers are with all of Linda’s family and you . Please take my condolences.

    Bernd Wessa

    Bernd Wessa | February 19, 2022 at 9:11 AM
  3. Lynn would call to get together during the G.W. Bush admin. Back when it was fun to talk about politics, she was also courageously starting a business. We got together regularly with a gang and freely talked and laughed about our opinions and others opinions. I miss those times and I’m going to miss her. Love, peace and comfort to Lynn’s family and closest friends.

    Janet Ruggieri | February 18, 2022 at 7:56 AM
  4. I loved Linda from the first time I stepped in to fran Keller’s in kennett when I moved out here she treated me like a sister . I’m embracing you my sister!

    Jane mckenna | February 18, 2022 at 4:54 AM
  5. To Linda’s family. I’m so sad to hear this. You were an awesome friend in school and later in life . I miss seeing and talking to you at Frans. Rest in peace my dear friend.

    Debbie Feconda Kline | February 16, 2022 at 7:32 PM
  6. To Linda’s children and family, John and I are so very sorry for such a great loss. She was a good person and her heart was huge. She leaves memories in so many hearts. Linda, you were way to young to leave. May you Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord. Mary and John Bush

    Mary Bush | February 16, 2022 at 6:55 PM
  7. To all the Family, so sorry to read of Linda’s passing. We met and became friends in 7th grade, all through school and after we had so much fun! You were always welcome at her parents home or hers. We lost touch as life goes sometimes, but never the memories of the great times we had. Linda was always kind and had a giving heart! Prayers for the family, Debbie (Hanna) Michie

    Debra Michie | February 16, 2022 at 5:21 AM
  8. Linda, it’s been many years since met. I thank you for getting my thru the hardest day of my life. You and Kathy were so caring. May God put his loving arms around you.

    Lorraine Revoldt | February 15, 2022 at 5:42 PM
  9. It’s hard to believe you are gone. You were such a bright spot in everyone’s life that you touched. Our paths have crossed at so many different times in our lives; great teenage years at your house, beach with Patti, Tina, Val, and most recently as Nonni to our wonderful grandson Matthew, who he spoke about quite often. Rooster was so deserving of a wonderful woman like you Lynn and you sure did bring a lot of happiness to his life, especially through the grandkids who he just adores. My sincere sympathy to all of your wonderful family, who always welcomed me into their home so graciously. You will be sadly missed by so many. Rest in peace, my friend! So full of life and gone too soon. You gave so much to so many!!

    Marta Brown | February 15, 2022 at 11:34 AM
  10. Nicki, Ruth, Donna and the rest of Linda’s family. Knew Linda for a long time. Would drive past the house in Landenberg and see everyone around the pool having an awesome time. Would say to myself family fun time. Linda you are in a better place now. No more suffering.Rest in peace girl you deserve it. My prayers and condolences go out to the family may you find peace and comfort in Gods protection.
    Donna ( Crossan ) Massey

    Donna Massey | February 15, 2022 at 9:04 AM
  11. I got to know you in Girl Scouts & high school. We had some interesting GS adventures. You will be missed by family & friends. My sincere sympathies to all your loved ones. RIP Linda.

    Maggi Miller Roach | February 15, 2022 at 7:40 AM
  12. Linda was a “true friend” to my sister Lorrie go many years.Linda was always helping someone through tuff times and being a trusted friend.
    I remember when Linda went “above and beyond”to help me plan my sisters surprise birthday party.
    Linda touched everyone she met and dearly loved ♥️🙏🏻 Blessings

    Lisa Leonzis | February 15, 2022 at 7:27 AM
  13. We lost a good gal, you can breathe easy now, in the arms of our creator. Our friendship was short, but ran deep. Miss you dear, see you on the other side. Loving Prayers for your family and grandkids Love Andrea H.

    Andrea Haley | February 15, 2022 at 6:58 AM
  14. You will surely be missed.i remember being at your house and buying the camper. Your memories will always be special and close at heart as you were the bond of the family…
    Karen Baccino Powell

    Karen Powell | February 14, 2022 at 8:52 PM
  15. Goodness man, another great person taken away to soon this is so sad and this is so hard to wrap my head around ever since my uncle got with u and we met u, you were automatic family to me. U helped me when I needed it u were my shoulder I kneel on when I needed someone to talk to even though u weren’t married to my uncle I had always and will consider u my aunt ..your a great person a great mother a wonderful friend and awesome nonni…Nonna…its so sad to see u go already not ready to not ever see u again ..why God why ,!? I miss you and love u ..I hope u know that and don’t ever forget that.. rip beautiful angel tell all my loved ones in heaven I love them and could use some of thier blessings and support strength and luck .. really wish u were still here with us .. 😭😞

    Glenda | February 14, 2022 at 8:39 PM
  16. I only knew Linda for a short time. I enjoyed her wisdom and friendship she was an amazing person and willed be missed. I pray for healing and peace for her family at this time
    May She Rest In Peace

    Mary | February 14, 2022 at 7:15 PM
  17. Linda
    As we started out friends so may years ago who would of thought we would end up sister in laws . Our long talks on the phone 📱 will be so deeply missed , our days sitting outside at night watching the children play in yard and pool . Our girls night out dinner 3 times a year will now just be memories .
    How will I fill the void ? You’re the worlds best Mother / Nonni , true friend , amazing family member and party planner ever . The Ruoss family will be loss with out . I will be loss with out you . Till we meet again Linda Thank you for being there when know one else was . Our Sweet Angel .
    Love Karen R.

    Karen Ruoss | February 14, 2022 at 5:54 PM
  18. Our thoughts are with the family. Bob and Carol Miller

    Carol Miller | February 14, 2022 at 5:35 PM
  19. Linda, you will be missed. I have many memories of our friendship going back to elementary school, high school, as roommates, and as friends coming in and out of each other’s lives over the years. My fondest memory of you I would say is as teenagers. You were loads of fun to be around. I believe people come in and out of our lives as is God’s intention. I believe he put you in my life as we needed each other to be. I truly regret not staying in touch after moving away. You were very blessed to have such a strong and loving family by your side each and every phase of your life. The world truly was a better place with you in it. May you rest in eternal peace, my friend. My condolences to Nicoletta, Gio and Colin, and to mother, Ruth, sister Donna, and the entire Crossan clan. Blessings to you all.

    Mary Jo Bacchetta Hoffman | February 14, 2022 at 4:46 PM
  20. I didn’t know Linda that well but I do know she was loved and appreciated. We worked at NVF in Yorklyn. My sympathies to Linda’s family and friends. God bless you all in this difficult time.
    Diana F

    Diana Federico | February 14, 2022 at 4:30 PM
  21. This angel opened her heart, family and home to me when I was shunned by my own. She kept my life together when it was crumbling around me. I will never forget her kindness and love and will always call her “mom”. She holds a special place in my heart and will hold a special place in heaven.

    Jake H | February 14, 2022 at 4:02 PM
  22. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Linda’s family and friends. May you be at peace Linda. You are now an angel and able to look over all of your beautiful grandchildren. I will miss not seeing you and catching up on Labor Day weekend. God Bless You!!

    JoAnn Massimini | February 14, 2022 at 3:15 PM
  23. So sorry for your loss. Dave and I will miss our Sunday chats with Linda at Keller’s. God Bless your family.

    Toni and Dave Mount | February 14, 2022 at 1:45 PM
  24. To Linda’s Family & Friends,
    Fran & I are saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We hope all will derive fond memories as we go forward.
    Jim & Fran Wilfong

    James G Wilfong | February 14, 2022 at 1:42 PM
  25. You will be missed by many and your friendship was a treasure to Ed and I as we lost a friend and heaven gained an Angel🙏🙏
    Prayers to all the family

    Sandy Kavanagh | February 14, 2022 at 1:17 PM
  26. Linda, You will be so much missed. Tina and I are empty from your loss. Heaven has received another angel.

    Patti Sergi | February 14, 2022 at 1:12 PM

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