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Linda Margaret Williams
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Obituary for Linda Margaret Williams

Linda Margaret (Harken) Williams was born November 11, 1943. She died on April 10,
2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Linda was the daughter of Irene (Holm) and Gerald Harken. She attended Shell Rock (Iowa) and Waverly-Shell Rock schools, graduating in 1961. She married Terry Williams of Shell Rock on October 13, 1962. They have 2 children, Laura Williams Graham (Tim Graham) of Ankeny, IA, and Steven Kennedy-Williams (Diane) of Seattle, WA. They have 3 grandchildren, Sarah Graham and Emily Graham, both of Ankeny, IA, and Galen Kennedy-Williams of Seattle, WA.

Linda is also survived by 6 siblings: Robert (Barbara) of Waverly, IA, William (Barbara) of Waverly, IA, Janet Withers (Tom) of Waverly, IA, Charles (Sue) of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jerry of Solon, IA, and Pamela Czerwiec (Rick) of Waverly, IA. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Barbara Knoop (John) of Waterloo, IA.

After several years at home raising her children, Linda returned to work as a secretary and administrative assistant until retiring in 2000 when she and Terry moved to Hot Springs Village, AR. After retirement, she tutored ESL students at the Literacy Council of Garland County. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge or 500 with friends and family. Linda was active in Lutheran congregations everywhere she lived.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, IA.

In lieu of flowers, her family encourages donations to Christ Lutheran Church of Hot Springs Village, AR, Faith Lutheran Church of Shell Rock, IA, or to the Literacy Council of Garland County in Hot Springs, AR.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church

422 North Prairie Street
Shell Rock, Iowa 50670

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Faith Lutheran Church

422 North Prairie Street
Shell Rock, Iowa 50670

The Literacy Council of Garland County

119 Hobson Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Christ Lutheran Church

103 Ponferrada Way
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

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