Linda K. McCoy, 67, of Cottage Hills, passed from this earth early Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2014, at her home in Cottage Hills.
She was born on May 3, 1947, in Johnson City, Tenn., the daughter of William and Betty Jean (Hatfield) Deason.
Linda was an administrative assistant for over 30 years. Her present employment was at Practical Rehab in Alton.
She loved the Lord with all of her heart. Her family believes she is resting in the shelter of God's arms. She had an endearing love for animals, never turning away a stray cat and always having a dog by her side. She will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa (Casey) Parnell and Deryl Parnell of Erwin, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Danielle Adams of Vancleave, Miss., JT Bollinger of Erwin, Tenn., and Ashley Bollinger of Biloxi, Miss.; three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Aden, and Alaysia; sister and brother-in-law, Vicky and Aaron Vinyard of Godfrey; and two nieces, Sherry Eaton and Shannon Brooks of Delaware.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean Deason, in 2013.
Private family burial, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Robinson of Bethalto Church of God, will be on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to 5A's Animal Shelter in Alton.
An online condolence and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.