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Linda J. Wilson, passed away on August 7 at her home in Springfield following a long struggle with illness.
Linda was born January 30, 1933 in Mayfield, KY, the daughter of Elbert and Roxie Greer who have preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Warner L. Wilson on June 11, 1954.
Linda is survived by her husband with whom she shared 58 years of a joyful marriage. Also surviving are son: David, his wife Lori and daughter Leah of Overland Park, KS; son Stephen, his wife Karen and their children Laura and Michael of Brick, NJ. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Fish, and her husband Robert of Tullahoma, TN; her brother-in-law Gary, of Springfield, MO; her brother-in-law Max and his wife Judy of Topeka, KS.
Linda was a 1953 graduate of Southwest Baptist Junior College in Bolivar where she obtained an associate degree in education. She did substitute teaching in the Indianapolis, IN area from 1966-1973. Also, while living in Indianapolis she obtained her LPN certification. Her nursing vocation was practiced for seven years at The Elizabeth General Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ from 1973-1980. And, for 15 years she was a nurse at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO from 1981-1996. Linda's colleagues attested to the fact that the care level she had for her patients was of an exceptionally good quality as was her collegiality with her co-workers.
There are no words to adequately express how much Linda will be missed by her family and friends.
The family wishes to offer a special word of appreciation to the staff at the Omega Health Care Hospice program for the loving care they provided Linda during her end of life days.
Visitation and final farewells will be at the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, August 10, 2012. There will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, Linda requested that donations be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society from where she adopted her adorable Chu-Chu and Rosie.
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 9, 2012
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804