SHERMAN, IL- Linda Lee Givens, 82, died at 11:00pm on Saturday October 17, 2015 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. She was born July 22, 1933 in Springfield to Emelio and Fanny Plesch Serena. She married Stanley Givens Sr. on July 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death on February 15, 1982.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda “Candy” (Mike Jamriska) Givens of Laughlin, NV; son, Stan (Linda) Givens Jr. of Sherman; five grandchildren, Stanley (Tammy) Givens III, Dennis Bertoni, Rachael Sellers, Angela (Billy) George, and Michael (Katie) McCauley; eight great-grandchildren, Leanna Givens, Justin Givens, Tyler Davis, Sophia McCauley, Denny Lomprez, Miranda Jenkins, Madison Dilley, Devin Dilley; sister, Amelia (Larry) McLagan of Alton; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Serena McCauley, and two sisters, Catherine Nelson, and Dorothy Serena.
Linda was employed by Pillsbury as the first woman machine operator and retired after 15 years. She was also formerly an employee of Holiday Inn East and Howard Johnsons.
Linda enjoyed cleaning, cooking, thrift shopping, playing stock markets, gardening, and tending to her flowers.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.
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