Linda Ellen Thomas, 73, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, a daughter of Milo and Rachel (Clark) Trpkosh. She grew up in the Ely area and graduated from High School in Mount Vernon. She married Phil Norman Thomas on June 9, 1962, in Cedar Rapids.