Linda Nell Ruble, 62, of Poplar Bluff, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Ruble was born Nov. 13, 1940, in Atkins, Ark. She was a retired certified nurse's aide, and affiliated with the Baptist faith. On Jan. 8, 1996, she married Robert W. Ruble, in Piggott, Ark. He survives. Other survivors include five children: Tonia Prewitt, of Houston, Miss., Deanna Wages of Cape Girardeau, Melinda Kay Haupt of Columbia, Joseph Edward Glass of Poplar Bluff, and Fawnda Matheny of West Frankford, Ill.; two step-children, Clinton Ruble and Walter Curtis Ruble, both of Poplar Bluff; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas E. Eakin of St. Louis. The visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, at the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Stoddard County.