Linda R. Winchester


Linda Ray Winchester age 75, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Westmont Care Center in Logan Iowa. Linda was born June 29, 1943 to Alice Wede (Smith) and LaVerne Smith of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Linda married Roy Winchester on April 23, 1960. Roy passed away June 12, 1993.

Linda worked for many years cleaning the dentist office in Omaha, overseeing staff at the Country Inn hotel, provided in home care and assistance through Crossroads in which she most enjoyed driving clients around the dips of Missouri Valley and taking them shopping. Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and gathering as many family members together as possible to spend time with one another.

Linda is preceded in death by her; parents, husband, son; Doug Winchester, brother, Dan Smith, and granddaughter Emily Winchester.

Survivors include her children: Brian Winchester of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Lori McFerrin and husband Bill of Bennington Nebraska, Robbie Winchester and wife Tammi of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Brett Winchester and wife Danielle of Missouri Valley Iowa, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sisters: Karen Brockman and husband Kenny of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Julie Meade and husband Duane; Lisa Mickey and husband Kim both of Missouri Valley, Iowa; brothers: Mike Smith and wife Sandy of Missouri Valley, Iowa;

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Center following the committal at the cemetery.




In Loving Memory Of


Linda Ray Winchester



June 29, 1943                                    Council Bluffs, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

January 14, 2019                                           Logan, Iowa


Funeral Service

10:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019

Christian Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                       Pastor Ron Wymer



Music Selections

“Wind Beneath My Wings”                       “Going Home”


Casket Bearers

Jacob Winchester                            Jackson Winchester

Adam Smith                                                   Matt Meade

Nick Meade                                               Brenden Axtell


Final Resting Place

Branson Cemetery

Loveland, Iowa






  • Curtis & Cherie Brown Posted January 16, 2019 7:18 pm

    To the Winchester and Smith families; Thinking of you all and may the love you share as a family be your strength at this difficult time. With sincere condolences, Curtis & Cherie Brown.

  • Daniel Bond Posted January 18, 2019 4:49 pm

    Sad to hear the loss of Linda. She was a good friend .Her family and friends will be our prayers. She in a better place with her loving husband and family. God Bless al of you. Dan Bond and family.

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