Loretta Ann Linson was born the daughter of Frank Slover and Martha Nelson on Oct. 14, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., and died Oct. 24, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 66.
She was united in marriage Nov. 5, 1960, at Thayer, to Donald Linson. She was employed by Thatcher Glass Company in Streator, Ill., for many years. She was a Christian and a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by: her husband, Donald of the home in Thayer; three children, Shelia Linson of Tulsa, Okla., Robin Linson of Thayer and Kelly Linson and wife, Angie of Streator, Ill.; four grandchildren, Bethaney, Taylor, Ashton and Hannah Linson, all of Streator, Ill.; one brother, Mike Duncan of Gatewood, Mo.; four sisters, Donna Qualls of Thayer, Rochelle Wickham of Thayer, June Sampson of Pontiac, Mich., and Marilyn Nelson of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Frank Slover and Martha Nelson; and one daughter, Terry Linson.
Graveside services were held Oct. 27 in the Walker Cemetery near Thayer with Rev. Jim Denbow officiating. Burial followed in Walker Cemetery with arrange-ments under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.