Linda Magill, 74, of Broadlands passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
She was born on May 25, 1946 to Shelton and Millie Allen of Newman, the oldest of three children. She graduated from Newman High School in 1964 and Eastern Illinois University with a teaching degree in 1968.
She married Steve Magill on June 4, 1967. Linda was a loving mother to their daughter Chanin (Dave) Peyton of Merrimack, NH. She was an incredibly proud and fun-loving grandmother to her grandsons Andrew and Scott.
Linda was a dedicated teacher for most of her adult life. She loved all “her kids” from her years of teaching in Martinsville, IL from 1968-1976, and in the ABL/Heritage Districts from 1976-2002. Teaching was more than a job, it was her vocation and passion. Her influence was felt by countless students and co-workers.
She was a life-long learner and always on the go. In her free time and during her retirement she enjoyed sewing, reading, her card clubs, digging in her herb garden, home canning, and traveling - particularly to see her family members. She was a member of the Presbyterian International Church, and was the pianist at Shaw Memorial Presbyterian in Newman and a substitute pianist at the Newman United Methodist church for many years
Linda is survived by her husband, daughter, and her brother Jerry (Linda) Allen of Auxvasse, MO, as well as many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and a vast community of close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John.
A visitation will be held at Joines Funeral Home in Newman on Thursday, November 12th from 4:00-7:00 pm. The funeral service will take place at the United Methodist Church in Newman on Friday, November 13th at 10:30 am. For everyone’s safety, the family asks that attendees observe COVID-19 safety protocols.
Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (lbda.org), the Newman United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 201 in Newman, or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Her kind and generous nature and her sparkling smile will be sorely missed.
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