MOORESVILLE Linda Byrd Ostwalt, 78, of Mooresville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Accordius Health of Mooresville. She was born Oct. 15, 1940, in Statesville, to the late Curtis Byrd and Virginia Blackwell. Mrs. Ostwalt was a retired custodian for the school systems. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who loved and knew her. She was adored by her husband who called her his "trophy wife." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Byrd. Mrs. Ostwalt is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Ostwalt; children, Terry Atwell, Connie White (Kent), Angie Heglar (Heath), Tina Smith; sisters, Doris Brown (Jimmy), Sheila Dishman; brothers, Mack Dishman (Dana), Phil Dishman (Toni); grandchildren, Heidi Patterson (Matt), Cody Craver, Lacy Sheets (Matt), Josie Heglar, Debra Smith, Dustin Smith (Chelsea), Kassey Smith; and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 18, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a service following at 11 a.m., at Knox Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sybil Perrell officiating. Burial in the church cemetery will follow the service. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the Ostwalt family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.