Linda Marie Hoskins

Friday, January 9, 2015

Linda Marie Hoskins, 61, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 3, 1953, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Opher Lemon and Lillie Marie (Durossette) Greer. On May 29, 1974, she was united in marriage to Robert Ray Hoskins and he survives of the home.

Linda graduated from Nevada High School then attended beauty school. She went on to become a licensed CNA and was employed at the Moore-Few Care Center for more than 30 years. After she and Robert were married their union was blessed with one son. When a spare moment could be found, Linda enjoyed crocheting, knitting, camping, and "spoonbilling." It was her greatest dream to live on the river.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Ray L. Hoskins and his wife, Katherine, of Nevada; grandchildren, Anthony, Christina, and Robert; great-granddaughter, Eliza Elaine, with another on the way; brother, John Pettibon, of Deerfield; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Opher, Debbie, Carolyn, Grover, and James. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by many.

Funeral services for Linda Marie Hoskins are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service also at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery, in Deerfield.

Contributions may be made in Linda's memory to Heartland Hospice, of Butler, Mo., in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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