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Linda Ruth Mitchell

SPRINGFIELD – Linda Ruth Mitchell, 70, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. John's Hospital.

She was born in Springfield on September 15, 1942, to Benjamin and Emma (Blankenship) Stufflebeam, both of whom preceded her in death. A great-grandson, Bailey Williams, also preceded her in death. She married Robert E. Mitchell on April 18, 1987 in Springfield.

Linda was employed by St. John's Hospital. She loved gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons: Larry (Amanda) Lanham, Frank Lanham and Bobby (Maryna) Mitchell all of Springfield; 10 grandchildren: Trish Hamilton, Tabatha Lanham, Larry Lanham II, Anthony Delgado, Elizabeth Lascody, Kristi Kutzora, Lindsay Lanham, Kaelyn Ruth Mitchell, Marlena Roate and Layne Roate; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin Stufflebeam of the Philippines and Herschel Stufflebeam of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home.

Funeral ceremony: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Brady officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the nurses of St. John's Hospital and SIU School of Medicine for the excellent care given to Linda.

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