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Linda (Cooksey) Howell
August 21, 1951 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Linda Roena Cooksey Howell 72 of Springfield peacefully went to heaven surrounded by her loving children on November 6, 2023, after a long battle with dementia.
Linda came into this world on August 21, 1951, to parents Charles Franklin and Orene Elizabeth (Mayne) Cooksey in Duncan Oklahoma. She was later joined by brother Jimmy Franklin Cooksey in 1955. Charles was a pipe welder by trade and the family lived all over the United States. In 1963 they settled in Rock City, Illinois where Linda married the father of her children Loran Lincoln.
After several years Linda moved to Springfield, Tennessee where she met her husband of 27 years Billy Lawrance Howell. Linda’s family grew with the addition of Billy son’s Benny, Billy and Jimmy Howell.
Linda lived a happy and joyful life always giving you a warm smile, hugs of encouragement and love beyond measure. Linda will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The Family wants to thank Linda’s nurses and techs for the loving support and understanding they gave to Linda during her illness.
Linda is preceded in death by her husband Billy, sister-in-law Martha Searcy, great granddaughter Rayleigh Nicole Scruggs and ex-husband Loran Lincoln. Linda is survived by her children Melissa (Dean) Trott of Greenbrier, Ben (Karen) Lincoln, Steve (Melody) Lincoln, son-in-law Danny(Susan) Knight and sister-in-law Mary Parks all of Springfield. Grandchildren Kurstie (Beau) Scruggs of Cedar Hill, Aaron (Holly) Lincoln of Springfield, Joshua(Betty) Lincoln of Manhattan, New York, Zachary (Kayla) Lincoln of Chesapeake, Virginia, Mason Tylor Lincoln of Springfield, Alexis Brown and Trinity Brown of Greenbrier. Great-grandchildren Brylan, Daniella, Bennett, Jachin and soon to be born Kobie and Emersyn.
Graveside service will be conducted Friday November 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Owens Chapel Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.