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Linda Russell Groves Carlson

April 19, 1944 December 29, 2018
Linda Russell Groves Carlson
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Linda Sue Russell Groves Carlson, 74, of Drexel, Missouri passed from this life Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019 also at the Drexel Chapel. Interment will follow services in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to Grindstone Lake Bible Camp. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Linda was born April 19, 1944 to Woodrow and Dorothy Reed Russell in Miami County, Kansas. Linda graduated from LaCygne H.S. in 1962.

She was united in marriage on December 29, 1962 to Edgar Groves until his death in 1977. To this union, six children were born, Nancy, Julie, Thomas, Treva, Sara, and Elena. On November 16, 1978 she married Melvin Carlson of Randolph, Kansas and became the stepmother to David and Jessica.

Throughout her life, she served in many capacities, paid and unpaid, including bus driver for Miami R-1 schools, in-home and hospice caregiver, cook at the Leonardville, KS nursing home, housemother and cook at Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Kansas State University. She later volunteered in prison ministry, as a cook at Grindstone Lake Bible Camp in Minnesota, and experienced missionary trips to Alaska and Poland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 14 years Edgar Groves, infant daughter Treva, sister Louise Careswell, and brothers M. Dean Russell and Roy Curtis Russell.

Linda is survived by her husband Melvin Carlson of Randolph, Kansas, son Thomas Groves (Melissa), daughters Nancy Dobson (Harvey), Julie Rice (Tim), Sara Mathis, and Elena Nelson (Pete), David Carlson (Joy), Jessica Boeckman (Joe), twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers Dale and Don Russell, sisters Doris Yadon (Gary), Loretta Creek, Twila Russell, Gayle Semple (Don), and Patricia Larson, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Linda will be remembered for her daily devotion to Jesus and the many ways she reflected His love to others.


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Visitation

Wednesday

2

Jan

5:00 PM 1/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Drexel Chapel

136 E. Main St.
Drexel, MO 64742

Drexel Chapel
136 E. Main St. Drexel 64742 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

3

Jan

10:30 AM 1/3/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/3/2019 11:30:00 AM
Drexel Chapel

136 E. Main St.
Drexel, MO 64742

Drexel Chapel
136 E. Main St. Drexel 64742 MO
United States

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Grindstone Lake Bible Camp

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