Linda Trpkosh Thomas
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.
Surviving is her husband; a daughter, Trinda (Troy) Heitmeyer, of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a son, Todd (Stephanie) Thomas of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Charlotte) Trpkosh of Plano, Texas, Tim (Jackie) Trpkosh and Craig (Christine) Trpkosh both of Ely; two sisters, SueAnn Sherry of Camarillo, Calif. and Sally (Larry) Clark of Seneca, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Roger, Larry, and Martin Trpkosh.
Linda worked as a teacher for 40 years, many of those years at Rome Grade School in Mt. Vernon, Ill. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Jan. 11 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with pastor Gary Ryden officiating.