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Linda Kay Gavin

June 22, 1947 April 14, 2015
Linda Kay Gavin
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PEORIA – Linda Kay Gavin, 67, of Peoria passed away at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her home in Peoria. Linda was born on June 22, 1947, in Peoria to the late Wilbert and Wilma (Nelmes) Cotton. She married her husband of 49 years, Thomas Gavin, on July 17, 1965. He survives. She is also survived by her children, Tonya (John) Kluever, Todd (Loretta) Gavin, and Tiffany (James) Jordan all of Peoria; two brothers, Ronald (Alice) Cotton of Pekin and Wilbert (Sharlyn) Cotton of Ramberne, Ala.; and her five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marlyn Sue Jackson and Sandra K. Cotton; and one grandson, Joshua Michael Kluever. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; and she enjoyed spending time with her family. She worked at Kohl’s in Peoria for 13 years. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Lutheran Cemetery. Fr. Patrick Stoffer will officiate. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the American Heart Association. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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