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Linn County News

Published Nov. 2, 2022

Linda Darlene Howlingcrane, age 65, a resident of Fulton, Kan., passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at her home following her battle with cancer. She was born May 16, 1957, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Willis Sanders and Patsy Eden Sanders. Linda attended Fort Scott schools. Shortly into her senior year, the family moved to Versailles, Mo., and she graduated from there with the Class of 1975.

Linda will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. For the last several years, she has served as the primary care giver for her son and also took care of her grandchildren. She loved taking trips to Branson with her family. She was fortunate enough to make one last trip to Silver Dollar City and enjoy the pumpkins and fall colors; she returned home on Friday morning and passed away Saturday evening. Linda loved to do crafts of all kinds. She also had a green thumb and could grow houseplants to gigantic proportions.

Survivors include two daughters, Jamye Coffman (Tom) of Fort Scott and Patricia Brake of Mound City, Kan.; a son, Drew Howlingcrane of the home in Fulton, and an adopted son, Doug Ekberg (Angela) of Independence, Mo.; twelve grandchildren and a great-grandson. Also surviving are her mother, Patsy Sanders, of Fort Scott; a brother Greg Sanders also of Fort Scott and a sister, Pamela Owenby (Russell) of Deerfield, Mo. 

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Willis, and her brother, Shannon.

Bert Severy and Robert Clark conducted funeral services at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. (Linda did her best to be on time.) Following funeral services, there was cremation. Private burial will take place at a later date in the Lath Branch Cemetery east of Fort Scott.

Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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