BERTRAND -- Linda Louise Carmody, 70, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 4, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital.
Born Feb. 9, 1941, in Sikeston, to the late Clarence Lindell McKinney and Mary M. Carter McKinney Ellison, she was a 1959 graduate of Sikeston High School, where she was active in Red Peppers and served as vice-cayenne from 1958-1959. She worked as a legal secretary for Robert Dempster and later as office manager for Manuel Drumm. She had been a member of both the First Baptist Church and Miner Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at the Sikeston Depot and a member of the Sikeston Ladies Friday Morning Prayer Group.
In June 1960, at Sikeston, she married Ron Carmody.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Teressa Carmody of Cape Girardeau and Scott and Kathleen Carmody of Camden, Ark.; one sister, Mary Jean Masters of Anderson, Ind.; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Lee Ellison and Max A. Ellison Jr.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David Ross, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Sikeston City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jim Barnes, Mike Parker, Lewis Masters, Ron Carmody, Kyle Sherman and John Gipson.