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Linda Sickels


Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:36 p.m. CDT

Linda Sickels, 73, of Corning died April 8, 2014, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center.

No public services are scheduled at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Linda Carol Sickels, daughter of Jennie (Kinder) and Olmer Paul Holtzman, was born March 4, 1941, in Iowa City.

Linda attended Ringgold County Country School.

In 1958, Linda married Robert Lee Sickels in Grant City, Mo. They settled in Creston for a short time before moving to Mount Ayr.

She was a homemaker, and also worked other various jobs as time allowed.

They also lived in Cherokee, Mount Ayr and Creston, before moving to Cromwell, where she stayed until 2005, when she moved back to Creston and later to Corning.

Linda is survived by her sons, Jim (wife Brenda) Sickels of Creston, Richard (wife Janice) Sickels of Lenox and Paul (wife Janet) Sickels of Creston; daughters, Carolyn (husband Pat) Gray and Melody (husband Steven) Miller, all of Creston; sisters, Helen McGahauey, Lois Johnson and Nina Powell, all of Mount Ayr; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Mike Sickels in 1980, daughter Vicki Whetzell; brothers, Floyd, Bobby and Elmer Holtzman; and sisters, Donna Drake, Irene Feuring, Bonnie Holtzman and Bernice McCoy.

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