Linda Jane Cutright

KENNEY — Linda Jane Cutright, 70, of Kenney, passed away at 10:12 a.m. on April 8, 2023, at her family residence, Kenney.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, with Josh Rohrscheib officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Heritage League.

Linda was born July 7, 1952, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Joan (Sandy) Davis. She married Orville H. Cutright on June 23, 1977 in Kenney.

Survivors include her husband, Orville H. Cutright, Kenney; children, Joni Cutright, Indianapolis, Ind., Catherine (Aaron) Simmons, Decatur;  Leslie (Hernando Wilson) Cutright, Springfield; Kenneth Johnston IV, Clinton; four sisters, Sandy (Stephen) Moore, Houston, Texas; Judy (William) Voelker, Kenney;  Mary Jo (Larry) Summers, Normal, and Janice (Ronald) Sams, Kenney, along with nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda was loved for her sense of humor and her positive outlook on life. She was a wonderful cook and welcomed family and friends to stay for dinner. She loved hosting holiday and birthday celebrations.

Her hobbies included gardening, canning, swimming, sewing, visiting historical sites, picnics, enjoying sunny days, and dolls, especially Barbie and Raggedy Ann dolls.

Linda enjoyed a 42-year nursing career. She earned her L.P.N. in 1970 at the age of 18, her R.N. in 1974, and her B.S.N. in 1995. During her career, she worked in burn units, ER, ICU, med/surg, and Corrections. During the last five years of her career, Linda worked as an instructor of the L.P.N. program at Richland Community College, in Decatu. She was a proponent of advocating for her patients’ needs, and she imparted that philosophy to her students.

Linda wants to thank her wonderful family and friends for their prayers, love and support. She wants everyone to continue celebrating the good things in life and to continue to be “Happy No Matter What.”

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