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Linda L. Bravard, 70, of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away at 10:28 P.M. June 20, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 4, 1947 in Iola, Kansas.

Linda is survived by her mother, Lillie DeLong; daughters, Peggy Bumann and Tim Scalf of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Linda Kane and Paul Hotel of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Ermetta Dobyns and Dave Fenn of Englewood, Tennessee; grandchildren, Rachel Carr, Wayne Bumann, Lindsey Heffington, Andrew Kane, Danny Kane, Nicole Liefer, and Robert Dobyns; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Beverly Parker of McLeansboro, Illinois, Shirley Jackson and husband, J.C. of Poole, Kentucky, Carol Grafton and husband, Jay of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Gary DeLong and wife, Georgia of Marango, Illinois, Terry DeLong of Ohio, Danny DeLong and wife, Kimberly of Collinsville, Illinois, and Darrell DeLong of Hillsboro, Illinois.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cleo Bravard; father, Gerald DeLong; and sisters, LaVon Pompell and Penny DeLong.

Linda enjoyed traveling in her spare time and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the greatest joys in her life. Linda was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois, with the Funeral Service will follow at 9:45 A.M. with Reverend Charlie Scoville officiating. Interment: Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the family of Linda Bravard, in care of Linda Kane.

Call Newell Funeral Home - Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100 or Newell Funeral Home - Waltonville at 618-279-7272 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.
Published on June 26, 2017
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