Linda L. Schaumleffel, age 72 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Tuesday morning, January 24, 2017, at 3:01 AM at her home following an extended illness.
Linda was born March 9, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of Samuel P. and Lessie Marie (Jaggers) Matchett.
On April 16, 1977, Linda was united in marriage to Dan Schaumleffel in Abilene, Texas. He survives.
In addition to her husband, Linda is also survived by: her children – Janet Marie Gonzalez of Bloomsdale, Missouri, David Earl Coste, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona, and James Alan Coste of Charleston, Missouri; 10 grandchildren as well as a number of great grandchildren; 3 sisters – Roma (her husband, Richard) Wood of Richview, Stephanie Matchett of Abilene, Texas, and Melanie (her husband, Bruce) Morris of Greenville, Missouri; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends, including her church family at Vienna First Baptist Church.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; 2 infant daughters – Barbara Ann and Lorene Ann; a granddaughter – Dana; and a brother – William Matchett.
Linda had been employed as a convenience store and restaurant cashier. She had also worked at U.S. Brass, a faucet manufacturing company, as well as for C.G. Conn, Inc., a musical instrument manufacturer, where Linda worked in the assembly of French Horns.
From 1982 -2005, Linda and Dan were members of Hope Chapel in Abilene, Texas. Following their move to Southern Illinois, they became members of the First Baptist Church in Vienna. Linda was a devoted Christian and Bible student. She particularly enjoyed studying the Old Testament.
She enjoyed many types of handcrafts and stitch work, particularly crochet, cross stitch and needle point.
A funeral service honoring the life of Linda Schaumleffel will be conducted Saturday morning, January 28, 2017, at 11 AM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Dr. Ed Hollis will officiate.
Burial will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
Visitation will be conducted Friday evening, January 27, 2017, from 5 PM – 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to Women on Mission (W.O.M.) c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 727, Vienna, IL 62995.
To share a memory of Linda or to leave a message of condolence for family, please visit www.baileyfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.