Linda L. Blevins, 77, of Quincy, died at 7 a.m. Sunday (March 16, 2014) in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Quincy, Linda was a daughter of Richard and Catherine Drew Wade. She married Robert "Bob" Blevins on April 29, 1956, in Griggsville. He survives. Linda was a member of St. John's Anglican Parish and dearly loved her church. She was a wonderful wife and devoted mother to her family. Linda especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and never missed a sporting event or school activity. She especially enjoyed the holidays with family traveling and watching movies. Linda graduated from Griggsville High School in 1955 and she was class salutatorian. She was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Illinois Veterans Home for 30 years, retiring in 1999. She then was a crossing guard at Ellington School for several years. Survivors include her husband, Bob; three sons, Robert M. Blevins, Richard M. Blevins and Raymond "Matt" Blevins, all of Quincy; a daughter, Tracie Pepper (Tom) of Quincy; 10 grandchildren, Brant Blevins (Megan), Lacee Blevins, Bruce Blevins, Ryan Blevins, Patience Blevins (Geoff), Mary Blevins, Lindsey Parson (Levi), Kylie Cole, Shelby Miller (Eric) and Angie Peters (Andy); 11 great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard and Daniel Wade; and a sister, Nancy Bergman. The family would like to extend a special thanks and gratitude to Unity Point Hospice. SERVICES: 12:30 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Anglican Parish with the Rev. Patrick Smith officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. VISITATION: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: St. John's Anglican Parish. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, 2014