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MAPLETON ~ Linda Williamson, 73, of Mapleton, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home.

Born November 15, 1943 in Carlinville to Elmer and Florence (Rose) Phipps, she married Ross Williamson on January 19, 1961 in Carlinville.  He died March 7, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; step-father, James Fisk; one brother, Elmer “Bud” Phipps; five sisters, Sue, Ann, Lillian, Virginia, and Scherrie; and two infant siblings.

Surviving are two sons, Ross (Becky) Williamson, Jr. of Mapleton and Kenneth Williamson of Glasford; three daughters, Brenda Dunniway, Suzie Williamson, and Linda Montgomery, all of Pekin; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Phipps of St. Louis, MO and Jim Fisk of Pekin; and two sisters, Theresa Levi of Bellevue and Birdie Fisk of Mapleton.

A homemaker, Linda enjoyed crocheting and reading.  She will be remembered for being a loving and caring person who would help anyone.  Linda loved hugs.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Nick Jordan will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Kingston Mines Cemetery.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com