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Linda Reffett

May 9, 1942 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Linda Reffett Obituary

Linda A. Reffett, age 81, of Jacksonville, Illinois and formerly of Mt.Sterling, Illinois passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at her residence.

She was born on May 9, 1942, in Highland, the daughter of Val and Esther (Gauwitz) Portwood. She married Eugene Lee Reffett Jr. on June 9, 1962, in Canton, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2012.

Linda worked as an in-home childcare provider for many years. She loved to read and feed the birds, bunnies, and squirrels in her yard. She enjoyed watching QVC and the Hallmark channel.

She is survived by her children: Heather Gowdy (Keith) of Edinburg, Jenny Welty (Todd) of Mt. Sterling, and Chris Reffett (Jill) of Topeka, Kansas; and grandchildren: Nashlynn Gowdy, Kayla Welty, Andrew Welty (Haylie Jennings), Joycelyn Welty, RayLee Reffett, Sophie Reffett, and Mila Reffett. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Susan Ocker, and beloved dog, Ruth Ann.

Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Dale Gadberry officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Brown County Public Library or the Brown County Animal Rescue and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt.Sterling is assisting the family with the local arrangements.



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Celebration of Life
October 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Cremation has been accorded


Brown County Public Library

Brown County Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 52, Mt. Sterling IL 62353
Tel: 1-309-569-1931


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