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Linda Stear

October 1, 1940 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Linda Stear Obituary

Linda Lee Stear, age 82, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. 

She was born October 1, 1940 in Keithsburg, Illinois the daughter of Robert Lee and Katherine Schekles Kinsey.  She married Larry D. Stear on January 21, 1961 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2008.

Linda worked at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois for 15 years.  She then worked at Excel in Beardstown for 23 years and as a second job she worked in Bruisers Stand for several years finally retiring in 2010.  

Linda always enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved being with her grandkids and great grandkids.   She truly loved the time she spent outside working in her yard and making blankets for her family and friends.  

Survivors include four children Donnie Stear (Sue) of Woodstock, Illinois, Carla Davis (Kevin) of Jacksonville, Illinois, Lorrie Fuqua (Kirk) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and Jerry Stear (Shawna) of Jacksonville, Illinois.   One sister Bobbie Guppy of Rockton, Illinois. One brother-in-law Darrell Stear of Hanna City, Illinois.  19 grandkids and 16 great grandkids also survive along with several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Bill Marvel. 

Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2023 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home. 

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Memorial Visitation
September 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Memorial Service
September 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Cremation Will Be Accorded


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