Alma Louise (Kimmel) Linson

Alma Louise (Kimmel) Linson

Alma Louise (Kimmel) Linson was born on Oct. 13, 1934, to Manuel and Norma (Lindsey) Kimmel on a farm three miles west of Wolf Lake. She died on July 12, 2020, in Marion.

She was born into a family of seven, two brothers, Paul and Merle and four sisters, Eula, Beulah, Carrie and Gloria.

She attended McGinnis Grade School for eight years. She graduated from grade school in 1948. She then attended Wolf Lake High School for four years. She graduated from high school in 1952. 

After graduating she worked in the Anna Shoe Factory office for two years. Then she worked at the Union County Highway Department for two years. She went to beauty school in Murphysboro. She owned and operated four beauty shops before she retired at an early age so she and her husband could travel and fish in lakes in Southern Illinois. 

Alma married Donald Linson, the love of her life, on Feb. 27, 1954. He went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2011.

Alma attended the Galilee Baptist Church for many years. She was saved at a two-week revival there, and was baptized at the Grand Tower Baptist Church, because Galilee didn’t have a baptistry. She was a member of the Jonesboro Baptist Church for many years but was unable to attend the past few years due to health reasons. 

She leaves behind three nieces, Joyce Plott of Anna, Sharon Morgan of Jonesboro and Marilyn Krezynski of Chicago; her nephews, Russel Hill of Jonesboro, Larry Hill of Anna, Marion Hill of Dongola, Rick Schaefer of St. Genevieve, Mo., Randy Schaefer of Jonesboro and Richard Tweedy; classmate and special friend, Joe Walker; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Linson; brothers; sisters; and many friends. 

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends may gather from noon until the time of the service on Friday, July 17, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral services for Alma Linson will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Perry Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Anna City Cemetery. 

Everyone who is attending will be required to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing guidelines. No more than 50 individuals will be allowed in the funeral home at any time.

Memorials can be made to Jonesboro First Baptist Church or the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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