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Linda Kay Williams, 69, La Cygne, Kan., formerly of Allen County, Kan., passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was born July 1, 1945, the daughter of, and youngest child of 14 of Bertlum and Lois Ryan Stokes.
She married Alvin Grizzle on May 23, 1962. To this union three children were born. The marriage ended in divorce in 1977. She later married George Williams on April 2, 1979 in Miami, Okla.
She loved caring for her family. She enjoyed reading, soap operas, quilting and cross stitching.
Linda was preceded in death by eight brothers, William, Allen, Harlen, Robert, Donald, Darrell, Sam, and James; two sisters, Virginia Andres and Mary Ann Stokes; and two babies she now holds in her eternal home.
She is survived by her husband George; son, Gale Allen Grizzle and wife Jennifer; two daughters, Connie Sue Curnutte and husband Gary, and Bonnie Kay LaFoe and husband Michael; three brothers, John, Bertlum Jr. and Charlie Stokes; two step-sons, John and David Williams; a step daughter, Sharon Phillips; and four grandchildren, Amanda, Kayla, Kyle and Adam.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will be in the La Harpe, Kan., Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Mercy Hospice or University of Kansas Cancer Institute. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

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