(Wiens - Epp) Will Jan 29, 1923 - Jan 25, 2013 WARR ACRES Linda M. (Wiens - Epp) Will, 89, peacefully passed away January 25, 2013. She was born on January 29, 1923, in Inola, OK to Peter D. Wiens and Mary Minnie (Braun) Wiens. Linda attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and Phillips University in Enid, OK. She married Ernest G. Epp August 12, 1945, and they had two boys and a girl, three years apart in one week in May. They began raising their children in Enid, OK, and then moved to the OK City area in 1963. Linda was a "jack-of-all-trades." There was nothing she couldn't do. She and Ernest were married 52 years when he passed away March 24, 1997. Five years later, she met Leeroy Edward Will at Taco Bell after church one Sunday. They were married February 15, 2003, and enjoyed life together for 9-1/2 years. On July 24, 2012, they went to the doctor to have their pacemakers checked, and that marked the beginning of life in Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living. Leeroy went to be with the Lord September 18, 2012. Four months later, Linda entered life eternal with Jesus Christ. She is survived by two sisters: Lillie Momsen, of OK City; and Viola Heinrichs, of Blackwell, OK; son, Phil Epp and wife Kelly, of Wichita, KS; son, Steve Epp and partner Elaine of Moore, OK; daughter, Linda (Epp) Smiley and husband Larry, of Arcadia, OK; daughter, Claudia Will, of Salem OR; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held January 28, 2013, at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany at 2 p.m. Interment will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at the Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in North Enid, OK. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 27, 2013