Linda Love

Obituary of Linda Love

Linda Love, age 73, of Waverly, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Il. following her long battle with Alzheimer's.


She was born April 9, 1944 in Jacksonville, Il. daughter of Leroy and Ruby Bartz Bowns.


She married Eldon Love on March 11, 1962 at the Waverly First Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2013.


Surviving is a daughter, Jill E. (husband Monte) Bergschneider of Alexander, a son Matthew E. (wife Tracy) Love of Clinton; her mother, Ruby Hunt of Herrin, Il.; five grandchildren, Blake Wood (wife Alanna), Adam Bergschneider, Morgan Love, Jason Love, and Brooke Bergschneider; one brother, Larry Bowns (wife Theresa) of Goreville, Il.; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her father; husband; and her stepfathers, Frank Lyons and Albert Hunt.


Linda was a graduate of Waverly High School.  She helped her husband farming for many years and worked for Printer’s Ink, as well as Bergner’s in Springfield, Il. She was a member of Waverly First Baptist Church where she was a past Sunday school teacher and helped with many vacation bible schools.  She loved cooking, and baking and was known for her cinnamon rolls.


Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday (April 3, 2018) at the Waverly First Baptist Church in Waverly, Il.  Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Waverly First Baptist Church.  Memorials may be made to Waverly First Baptist Church or to Alzheimer’s Association, both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at