Linda Kay Ward, 73, of Geneseo, died on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society – Geneseo Village.

Linda Kay Ward, 73, of Geneseo, died on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society – Geneseo Village.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Abilities Plus in Kewanee.

Linda was born on March 7, 1945, in Geneseo, the daughter of Frank and Elsie (Johnson) Ward. She attended school in Geneseo. She loved to play Bingo and cards with her friends. Linda attended Abilities Plus in Kewanee for several years where she made many great friends. She was an avid collector of Beanie Babies!

Those left to cherish Linda’s memory include her brother, Jack (Cheryl) Ward of Cordova; nephew, Matt (Jaime) Ward, Chandler, Ariz., and niece, Molly (Mark) Biedenfeld, Edina, Minn.; her great-nephew, Colton Ward and great-niece, Claire Biedenfeld.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elsie.