Effie E. Linam

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Effie E. Linam, 105, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of Rector, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at her home in Arnold, Mo.

Mrs. Linam was born Sept. 9, 1906, in Van Buren, Mo. She was a homemaker and worked as a telephone operator and at Brown Shoe Company.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jane Linam of Arnold; five grandchildren, Barbara Fehr of Winona, Mo., Otto Ray Pierce of Maryland, Mark Loyd Pierce of Warren. Ill., Carl Linam of Missouri and Kara R. Zink of Imperial, Mo.; 16 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dora Kitchens; her husband, Raymond Linam; a daughter, Marion Pierce; a brother, Roy Vonbusch, and a grandson, Randal Hugh Pierce.

Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home with Ken Roden officiating. Burial was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Mitchell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.