Linda Faye Walker, 71, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, November 19, 1942, the daughter of James Leonard and Lela Faye (Rosanbalm) Parris. She departed this life at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at her home surrounded with love and family.
Linda was a 1960 Pleasant Hill High School Graduate.
In 1961, she was united in marriage to Loren A. Sloan; he preceded her in death in 1975. In 1967, she was united in marriage to Joed Clyde Rhodes, Jr., (J.C.); they later divorced. On May 29, 1977, she was united in marriage to Charles William Walker in Pleasant Hill. They have enjoyed over 37 years of marriage.
Linda was employed by the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, retiring in 1995. Later she worked for the True Value Hardware Store in Pleasant Hill. Linda was a lifelong member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and a member of the "Just for Fun," Red Hat Ladies. She also volunteered at the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry.
Linda loved sewing, gardening, traveling, and motorcycling. She most loved spending time with her family.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Linda is survived by her husband Charles of the home; three sons, Bruce (and Linda) Sloan of Pleasant Hill, Gene Walker of Kingsville, Missouri, and Jim (and Candace) Arnold of Evansville, Indiana; three daughters, Lucinda Jayne (and Rick) Cline, of Pleasant Hill, Naomi Ellen Rhodes of Pleasant Hill, and Lisa Ingram of Lincoln, Missouri; three brothers, James Leonard "Jimmy" Parris, Jr., Jackie Lee (and Janice) Parris, and Jon Kent (and Tawnya) Parris, all of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Sheryl Sue (and Danny) Knox of Archie, Missouri; Eight grandsons, Shawn, Shane, Chase, Chance, Chad, Gene, Gabe, and Scott; eight granddaughters, Latosha, Cara Jo, Kindred, Kai, Courtney, Amy, Erin, and Arica; and 13 great grandchildren as well as numerous relatives and a host of many, many friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce Sloan, Gene Walker, Jim Arnold, Jim Parris, Jack Parris, and Jon Parris. Honorary pallbearers were Naomi Rhodes, Sheryl Knox and Gerald Bagby.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.