WELLINGTON/HIAWATHA - Linda Sue McCormick Strahl, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie and baby sister, returned to her Heavenly Father on February 17, 2015. Linda succumbed to cancer from the family home in Wellington.
She was born in Morganfield, KY on August 13, 1948.
She is survived by husband, Kerry, of the home; son Terry, grandsons, Kerry, Zak and Thomas McDonald, granddaughters, Ashley and Shelby McDonald, great grandsons, Ethan and Madox all of Modesto, CA; sisters, Nadine Potter, TN; Margie (Hal) Gard, Oakdale, CA; Sharon (Arnold) Bien, Jamestown, CA; Alice Peck, Wellington; nieces and nephews from various parts of the U.S.- Potter's: Sherry, Wayne, Diana, Vivian, Roy, Joy, Brenda, Mark and Loren; McCormick's: Kristi and Brenda; Asay's: Cheryl, Jeffery and Patricia; Keene's: Durk and Cabrina; Peck: Tammy and Dawn; DeNunzio's: Darrin, Arron and Sabrina. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Linda was one of those rare people that were truly genuine, she had a great sense of humor, she was smart, talented, a good wife, mother and a terrific sister. She enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, all sorts of craft's, gardening, decorating her home, remodeling-putting in flooring, etc.; she could do anything she set her mind to. The family moved to Hiawatha when she was nine months old, left in December of 1959, when Dad became too ill to work the mines. We all missed our friends, but she remained true to hers and kept in contact with them all through the years. She was kind, sweet and loving. She took care of Dad and our brother Herb when they became too ill, to care for themselves. Her biggest joy was being a wife and mother. She will be missed more than this family can never convey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Cordelia McCormick; brothers, Burnard, Daris, Herbert (H.B.); and sisters, Shirley and Ruth.
Linda chose to be cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, February 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main, Price. The family will be at Mitchell's one half hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation to Cancer Research be made in Linda's name. The family wishes to convey their many thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice Care for their care and show of respect allowing Linda to maintain her dignity during her final weeks. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Linda at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.