Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 13, 2014

Linda Lou (Johnson) Philo

THOMPSONVILLE — Linda Lou (Johnson) Philo, Thompsonville, 66, died May 8, 2014 at Spectrum Hospital. Born on Feb 23, 1948 in Muskegon, Mich., she was the daughter of Melford and Marjorie Johnson.

Linda Lou loved Jesus. Her love for the Lord shined through her life and warmed all those she touched, especially her family.

She was a devoted wife to Jerry for 42 years and a tender mother to Lorri, Stacey, Shannon, Wayne, Dee and Jerry Lee.

Family was Linda’s joy in life; anything that involved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids was her favorite thing to do.

Linda smiled through many years of difficult pain, disease and family sorrows. She carried true Christian love, joy and peace throughout her life.

Linda fought the good fight; she finished the race and she kept the faith entering into the presence of God.

Her smile broadened when she was reunited with her parents and two beloved grandsons, Justin Smith and Jacob Fekete.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Lorri (Pat) Schneider, Stacey (Mike) Fekete, Shannon (Rob) Laffleur, Wayne (Lisa) Philo, Diane (Aaron) Babcock and Jerry Lee Philo; grandchildren, Jessica (Blake) Edinger, Jordan Fekete, Jared Fekete, Michelle Laffleur, Kalynne Philo, Jason Philo, Devlin Philo, Kristy (Brent) Taylor, Valerie (Paul) Muniz, Kurt (Jacky) Busard, Keri Schneider, Erica (Josh) Keech and Tyler Schneider; sister, Karen (Barry) Kieft; numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Jowett Family Funeral Homes. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 14 at Eden Bible Church with Pastor Dan Ingersoll officiating. Burial will be in Thompsonville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Benzonia & Frankfort.

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