She was born on the family farm at Liberty Tree north of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, on January 4, 1943, the daughter of Walter and Erica (Fletcher) Mitchell.
She graduated from Mtn. Grove High School with the class of 1961. Later she accepted Jesus into her heart and was baptized at Whetstone Creek.
Linda spent many years in the health care industry. She later retired from Riverways Home Health Agency. Her hobbies included quilting, horseback riding, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Maness Memorial Baptist Church in Cabool and attended regularly as long as her health allowed.
Linda had three children from her first marriage, Timothy Privett, Tammy Cathey and Teresa Keehner. Later in life, she was united in marriage on February 2, 1990 to Jerry Archer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Erica Mitchell; two brothers, Larry Mitchell, Sr. and Dean Mitchell; an infant granddaughter, Nocona Grace Keehner; and an infant great-grandson, Brody Lee Jameson.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry of the home; one brother, J.D. Mitchell of Mtn. Grove; one sister, Wanda and husband Tom Young of Hartville, Missouri; three children, Timothy Privett of Phoenix City, Alabama, and his two children, Levi and Tess Privett, Tammy Cathey of Mountain View, Missouri, and her three children, Coty Janes, Ashley Harrill and Amber Jameson, and Teresa Keener of Mountain Grove, husband Richard and their five children, Michael Altis and Gailene Altis, Telisha, Miranda and Nocona Keehner; one great-grandson, Corbin Janes; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who are all close to her heart.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, with Terry Brown and R.E. Helsley officiating. Pallbearers were Coty Janes, Michael Altis, Shelby Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, Jr., Jeff Young and Bobby Jameson. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Mitchell, Levi Privett and Richard Keehner. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Norwood, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to Cabool Senior Center.