After 77 wonderful years on this earth, Linda Louise McNeely passed away on February 5, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from Palmyra, Illinois, she was born on October 11, 1941 to Paul and Florence Grimmett. She grew up in Palmyra and graduated from Northwestern High School. She met the love of her life, Larry Joe McNeely, and together they raised their two daughters in Waverly, Illinois. Linda loved her girls, Angela (Greg), Tonya (Bill), and Stacie Jo (deceased).
She adored her grandchildren: Taylor (Lee), Lukas, Gracie, Olivia, Emily, and Hope. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Larry, her sister and best friend, Connie Sue Livingway, and preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ramona Mattera, and her brother, Paul Clark Grimmett.
Linda had a special way of making everyone she met feel loved and accepted. She will be remembered for loving Jesus, jewelry, lipstick, her many bunnies, and all her friends at the 40th Street Café. Linda always listened with an open heart and gave everyone her full attention. Her loving spirit will be carved into the hearts of all who knew her.
Memorial services will be held at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00pm. Linda will be laid to rest in Waverly, Illinois alongside her daughter, Stacie, and sister, Mona. She will be greatly missed and forever cherished.Print Obituary & Condolences