Linda Jane Stillman, of Kennett, daughter of the late Joe Rutherford and Edith Ladd Rutherford, was born April 22, 1938 in Paragould, Ark. She departed this life Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Heritage Gardens of Senath, at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 15 days.
Linda married Jerry C. Stillman on June 18, 1960. Jerry preceded her in death on January 5, 2008.
Linda received an Associate of Science Degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Missouri, where she was a member of Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority, and was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood of Kennett.
Survivors include one son, Joe A. Stillman and his wife, Beverly, of Kennett; one daughter, Suzanne Stillman Knoblich and her husband, John, of Wildwood, Mo.; six grandchildren, Thomas Stillman, Anna Stillman, Joseph Stillman, Sarah Jane Knoblich, John David Knoblich, and Andrew Knoblich; one brother, Mike Rutherford, of Paragould; one sister, Joann Bodenstab, of Tulsa, Okla., and other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett with Kevin Rutherford officiating.
Pallbearers were Thomas Stillman, Joseph Stillman, John Knoblich, Mike Stillman, Jason Bean, and Barry Bean.
Memorials may be made to the United Way or the First Christian Church of Kennett.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.