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Linda Ann Dashney

Linda Ann Dashney


Linda Ann, nee Stanley, Dashney, 73, of Sparta, IL; born on June 5, 1946 in Monroe, LA; passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Dashney worked as a laborer for Illinois Power and the Baldwin Power Station. She was the first female laborer hired at the Illinois Baldwin Power Plant. Linda raised dogs and was an avid animal lover. Linda was the owner of Mama Mia’s Pizzeria in Sparta during the mid 1980’s. Linda was known for her generosity, thoughtfulness and ability to make a friend everywhere she went.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Jack and Kathleen, nee Brashears, Stanley.

She is survived by her husband – Jerry Dashney whom she married on November 28, 1968 in Lewisville, AR. Her children – Diana (Ed) Venus of Waterloo, IL; Chris (Sandy Tarman) Dashney of Madison, WI; Jason (Trina) Dashney of Belleville, IL. Her grandchildren – Justin (Diana) Venus; Larah (Alan Lewis) Venus; Kaelyn Dashney; Jesse Dashney; Jack Dashney. Her great-grandchildren – Liam Venus; Christian Venus. Two brothers – Charlton Stanley of Elizabethtown, TN; Jim Stanely of Shreveport, LA. One sister – Joyce Campbell of Memphis, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s’ Hospital.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church of Sparta, Illinois on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in the First United Methodist Church of Sparta, Illinois at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Haley and Rev. Beverly Wilkes-Null officiating.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Kathy Cunningham says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to the Dashney family. Linda was a wonderful lady. I graduated Sparta High with Chris and got to know Linda from my job at WalMart. She was always returning toys and other gifts she had bought for her grandkids and then changed her mind. I really enjoyed her visits, she was so friendly and caring. Always worrying about how I was doing. I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless. Kathy Cunningham

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