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Linda Goodwin

Linda C. Goodwin, age 72, of Payson, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 4:37 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Linda GoodwinLinda was born July 11, 1945 in Pittsfield, IL, the daughter of Wayne and Margaret Hall Butler. She married Bill Goodwin on December 14, 1968 in Quincy, IL. He survives.

Linda was a 1963 graduate of Pittsfield High School. In 1964 she graduated from Gem City Business College. She worked as a secretary at Liberty High School from August of 1978 until her retirement in June of 2010. After her retirement, she worked part time at Dempsey and Dempsey Law Office from July of 2012 until her recent illness. She was a devoted member of The Crossing in Quincy. Linda was a great story teller who loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her husband, survivors include: two children, Kim Goodwin of Quincy; and Christopher (Dennese) Goodwin of LaGrange, MO; four grandchildren: Taylor and Tanner Plunk and Kaileigh and Hayden Goodwin; two great-grandchildren, Karter and Hudson; her mother, Margaret Butler of Pittsfield; two brothers: Dan (Ginny) Butler of Tucson, AZ, and Kevin (Suzie) Butler of Pittsfield; her sister Mickie (Steve) Kinney of Adel, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her father and an infant brother, Billy Wayne Butler.

Services: 10:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Burial: Xander Cemetery, Liberty, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday July 11, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Liberty High School


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. So sorry for your loss. Linda and I had a lot of good times and made a lot of good memories together. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Really loved my cousin.

  2. Bill so sorry for you and your families loss! Try not to dwell on the sadness of her death but the beauty of her life!

  3. Sorry for your loss, Linda was always nice and had great smile,have fond memories of her in high school.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss of Linda. Linda was always great to work with and devoted to all the LHS students.
    With Sympathy, Lee Hoffman

  5. Linda always had a smile when you went to the office and was a caring and loving person to all. We are going to miss you. Class of 98

  6. We offer our deepest sympathy for your loss. We knew Linda during our most wonderful and productive teaching days at Pittsfield High School. Linda was always pleasant and most courteous! God bless!

  7. We the staff at Eastside Health and Rehab are sorry for your loss. Linda was a sweet lady just like Margaret.

  8. I remember Linda every time I went into the office and I need to use the phone and always was so nice from the class of 08 we will miss u Linda

  9. Dear Bill, Mrs Butler and families,
    What a joy it was to know Linda. From her high school days in Pittsfield to the frequent contacts at Liberty H. s., it was a pleasure to be greeted with her pleasant smile and friendliness.
    We are saddened by this news and know she will be missed at her class reunion this month. God’s Blessings as you carry on the legacy of her valuable life.

  10. Our deepest sympathies to all of Linda’s family. She was such an amazing person and will be missed by many!

  11. So very sorry for the loss of this sweet, sweet lady. Always, friendly, always a smile for those she met. She is a great addition to the choir of angels now!

  12. Linda holds a special place in many LHS hearts!! Her laugh will forever be one of my favorite things about her. Prayers for all who loved her.

  13. So sorry for your loss I know she will be missed. We graduated from Pittsfield High and when I would see her at lunch bunch always enjoyed visiting and laughing with her. I will miss her. Does not seem possible she is gone.

  14. So sad to hear of Linda’s passing, she was a very beautiful person inside and out and I know she will be greatly missed by her family that she loved very much. Lifting you up in our prayers and Kim my heart is breaking for you and your family! My thoughts are with you all.
    Steve and Denise Flesner

  15. She was an amazing person. God bless you and your family in this hard time in your life. I will miss her.

  16. Linda was such a warm, wonderful woman. Good cook, great laugh, truly loved her family. Sending my deepest sympathy.

  17. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a very special lady that was loved by many LHS alumni and staff.

  18. So very sorry for your loss! What a sweet lady and such a wonderful smile!

  19. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. My thought and prayers go out to the,family. Her smiling face was always welcoming. A former student of liberty high.

  20. Linda was just a beautiful person! I loved her! My sympathy to all of you! ❤️🙏

  21. I am so sorry to hear this. Linda was such a gracious & sweet lady. One of Liberty Schools finest. ♡ God bless.

  22. Linda was always a God send you might say. She always had a smile on her face . She is dancing with the angels in heaven now.

  23. Your smile and laughter will be missed by all but the memories of happy times will always be in our hearts. You were a special lady.

  24. So saddened by Linda’s passing! My thoughts & prayers go out to all her family! A classmate & long time friend! Joan Johnson Moffit

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