Linda (Bates) Williams (1941 - 2017)

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BELLA VISTA, Ark – Linda Williams, 75, died Monday, June 19 at her home in Bella Vista, Arkansas.
Linda was born on December 31, 1941 in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Eugene Melius and Geraldine Lessie Robertson Bates. She grew up in Buchanan County and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1960. On November 22, 1963, she was united in marriage to Channing Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On June 1991 she married Craig Williams in Guttenberg, Iowa. They resided in Guttenberg and Phoenix, Arizona before relocating to Bella Vista.
Linda was employed for many years at Kann Imports in Guttenberg and held various administrative positions during her working career. She was an accomplished quilter and crafter and enjoyed gardening and propagating hostas.
Linda's love of music led her to sing in church choirs and to play numerous musical instruments including piano, auto harp and harmonica.
Linda is survived by her son Doulas Channing (Tiffany) Hall of Shawnee, Kansas; a grandson, Darren; a granddaughter, Katie; three sisters and their husbands: Lee (Lloyd) Stimson of Strongsville, Ohio, Pamela (Ken) Clarke of Oceanside, California, and Debby (Roger) Fischer of Garnavillo, Iowa; and her cat Fancy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Carol Murray and Micki Cline; and her brother, Jim Bates.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. On-line condolences may be made at

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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 21 to June 24, 2017