Linda was raised in Leavenworth and moved to Mountain Grove at the age of 17. She lived in the Mountain Grove area until her passing.
Linda was married to Richard Parsons on November 1, 1991 in Wright County, Missouri. Two children were born to this union.
She worked as a CNA for many years at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove and at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. She enjoyed working until her health started failing and forced her to retire.
Linda loved to play games with her grandchildren. She also liked to garden, fish, and play bingo. She greatly enjoyed time spent with her family.
Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Gilbert, and by three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Parsons; one daughter, Mechille Binkley and husband Shane of Mountain Grove; one brother, Albert Gilbert of Mountain Grove; her grandchildren, Kaylynn Gilbert, Sammi Riggins, Guy Riggins, Easton Binkley, Kara Binkley, and Caleb Binkley; a great-grandchild, Cole Ramage; and many other family and friends who will sadly miss her.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Larry Binkley speaking. Song selections were “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “My Wish.” Burial and arrangements were under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.