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Linda Faye Courtney, 69, of Holden, Missouri went to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, January 8, 2021 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg MO. Linda was born May 14, 1951 in Harrisonville, MO, the daughter of William Calvin Carlock and Elverda Rae (Kinzle) Carlock.

She attended Blairstown Grade School and Chilhowee High School, graduating in 1969. After high school she worked for awhile at Holden Manufacturing and UCM Dormitory Food Service.

She was united in marriage to Edwin E. Courtney on January 15, 1971 in Blairstown, MO. The couple made their first home in Magnolia, MO and she soon became a stay-at-home mother to three children.

She moved to Kingsville in 1976 and after all three children were in school began volunteering at the school whenever extra help was needed, working numerous hours in the health room and on field trips.

She was a Den Mother when her sons where in Cub Scouts.

Her home was an open door to anyone in the neighborhood who needed help or just wanted to visit.

In 2007, she moved to the Holden community. She loved to take photographs of family, nature and wildlife and organized her photos into albums for her family to enjoy.

She could vividly remember details of her children’s, grandchildren’s, nieces’ and nephews’ lives and retold them in her special way whenever they were around.

She was an avid book reader and was well known by everyone who worked at the Holden Library.

She also loved all kinds of word games and puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin; son, Joey Courtney and wife Angie of Smithville, MO, with grandchildren, Grayson and Beckett; son, Norman Courtney and wife Jana of Kingsville, MO, with grandchildren, Mathew and Billie; daughter, Julie Courtney of Holden, MO, with grandchildren, Emily, Elijah, Ean and Eva; two sisters, Charlotte Hager (Larry) of Clinton, MO and Billie Bopp (Allan) of Butler, MO.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Kristy.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kingsville Baptist Church. Due to COVID, an online funeral service is being planned at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, MO. There will be a private interment at Pisgah Cemetery, north of Chilhowee, at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

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