Linda Marie Whipple, 71 of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Linda was born on September 25, 1941 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Arthur and Helen LaVelle.
Linda had worked for Union Starch in Granite City, IL. She was a very social person who loved dancing, shopping and going to yard sales. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Linda will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Linda is survived by her loving children, Scott Whipple of Collinsville, IL, Marcia Conary of Ingleside, IL, Billy (Tina) Conary of Albuquerque, NM and Greg Conary of London, England; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Haliegh and Jimmy; sister, Carol Edwards of Harrisburg, IL, brothers, Art (Carol) LaVelle of Granite City, IL and Bob (Doris) LaVelle of Marine, IL.
Visitation: friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Nameoki Rd. Granite City, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Suburban Baptist Church, Granite City, IL, will be accepted at the funeral chapel. irwinchapel.com
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