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Linda Diane Washam

January 2, 1959 — December 21, 2021

Linda Diane (Arndt) Washam, 62, Odessa, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO.

A family hosted visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Life Point Church, 707 S 1st St, Odessa, MO, 64076. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by an inurnment at McKendree Cemetery in Odessa, MO. Memorials are suggested to New Beginnings Church. Memories of Linda and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.

Linda was born on January 2, 1959, to Marvin and Dorothy (Jones) Arndt in Marshall, MO. On February 11th Linda was united in marriage to Bruce Washam in 2006. She worked as a Librarian and Branch Manager for the Trails Regional Library for 19 years. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce, of the home; eight children, Timothy Crowder of Topeka, KS, Jack Chase of Warrensburg, MO, Lucas (Sara) Crowder of Raymore, MO, Michael (Theresa) Crowder of Odessa, MO, Ashley (Bryan) Hilburn of Odessa, MO, Shelby Crowder of Odessa, MO, John (Kim) Washam of Indianapolis IN, Jerry (Jenny) Washam of St.Peters, MO; 13 grandchildren, Elijah Crowder, Rachel Crowder, Alexander Crowder, Hayden Binder, Derek Hilburn, Michael Hilburn, David Hilburn, Brooklynn Hilburn, Kalvin Hilburn, Gavin Washam, Savannah Washam, Easton Washam and Austin Washam; 2 sisters, Carol Banes of Bates City, MO, Donna Raines of Sedalia, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marvin Arndt, Jr. and David Arndt.


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