Linda was born Jan.16, 1937 in Deventer, Mo., to the late Lendell and Mary Slayden Hunt. Linda moved to Bertrand in 1990 and was a long time member of Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand. She was of the Baptist belief. Linda attended Bell City schools and retired from JC Penney in St. Louis. After retiring, she began babysitting and loved those kids just like they were her own. Linda was also a great cook.
On May 6, 1952 she married Winford Wages in Piggot, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Jan.14, 1997. She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Ronald Givens.
Survivors include two daughters and one son in law, Deborah and Randall West of Bridgeton, Mo., and Cynthia Givens of East Prairie; three brothers and their spouses, Calvin and Shirley Beach of Mayfield, Ky., Carl and Evelyn Hunt of Bell City, Mo., and Harold and Welda Hunt of Jonesboro, Ark.; one sister and one brother-in-law, Loretta and Mike Ellis of Charleston, Mo; four grandchildren, Christopher West, Matthew West, Carrie Berger all of St. Anne, Nichols Wages of Oran, Mo., and seven great-grandchildren, Kyle Berger, Kayla Berger, Ashley West, Brian West, Makayla West all of St. Anne, Seaira and Bhuvana Wages of Oran, Mo.
Visitation was held at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Thursday July 19, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services were held at Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. Rev. Larry Kirby, pastor of the Abundant Grace Church at Bertrand will officiate. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.