Mrs. Linda Laumbattus Leemon of Wellington, Florida died March 9th, 2013 after suffering a stroke. She was born in Macomb, IL on Feb 18, 1949 the 1st of three children of Emmett E. Laumbattus and Winona Schott Laumbattus. She was the beloved wife of Charles L. Leemon and devoted mother of Edward (Ted) C. Leemon. She is survived by her husband, her mother and father; her sister, Kimberly Wilson and nieces and nephews, Adam Wilson, Rocio Silva-Wilson, Ashley Wilson, Kathryn, Nikki, Sam, Jacqlyn, Logan, Briar Laumbattus, Morgan Reid and four great nephews, Russell, Patrick, Mason and Carter. Linda was preceded in death by her son Edward (Ted) C. Leemon and her brother, Jeffrey Laumbattus.
Linda graduated in 1967 from Marissa Township High School and attended Western Illinois University and the University of Mississippi. She worked alongside her husband in the family’s hotel business operating hotels in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. She was a member of various organizations and clubs, including: The Wellington Art Society and past president of the Wellington Garden Club Society.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to The Marissa Methodist Church, Shands Medical Center at the University of Florida, or the M. Alberta Hamilton Charitable Trust.
Visitation: Friends may call at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Rebecca Williams officiating.
We were so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts hurt for you Chuck , Emmett, Billie , Kim, and all the family. We are sorry we won’t be able to attend ,as we will be in Texas visiting our daughter and family. May you feel the love of family and friends praying for you and holding you in thought. May the Lord wrap you in love….God Bless…..Stan and Bev
Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis – Marissa, IL – friend Mar 13, 2013
We have spent many family gatherings together and none more memorable than the last.
Posted by: Karl and Carolyn Leemon Wieland – Clearwater, FL – Aunt and Uncle Mar 13, 2013
Chuck and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Kathy Campbell Bartolotta – Milwaukee, WI – Friend Mar 13, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers for Chuck and family for the loss of such a wonderful and caring person as Mrs. Leemon was. She will be deeply missed and loved.
Posted by: Travis Baker and James Harding – Kinston, NC – Hampton Inn Vero Beach, FL Mar 13, 2013
So so sorry for your loss Chuck. God be with you and all family members. Very beautiful as always.
Posted by: Dennis Brasel – Muskogee, OK – classmate Mar 14, 2013
Mr. Leemon, Sorry to hear of your loss, both you and Mrs. Leemon will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Scott Dipietro – Vero Beach, FL – Hampton Inn Vero Beach, FL Mar 14, 2013
Chuck…So sorry about Linda…know that you will be in the thoughts of many. Terry
Posted by: Terry Campbell Mar 14, 2013
Mrs. Leemon was a beautiful person and will be in our thoughts forever.
Amie, John, Addison and Avary
Posted by: Amie Cuddy-DeMarco – Boynton Beach, FL – Family friend Mar 14, 2013
Linda will be remembered as a gracious and loving person, a generous and tireless leader, a lover of art and gardens. Her memory will live on in my heart.
Posted by: Deb Russell – Wellington, FL – FRIEND AND ADMIRER Mar 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of sorrow. We have fond memories of family gatherings and seeing Linda’s warm, cheerful smile and her always kind, sincere words. She will be sadly missed by all.
All our LOVE always, Rochelle,L Chas, Meghan and Kevin
Posted by: ROCHELLE LUMBTTUS KUNKELMANN – San Clemente, CA – cousin Mar 14, 2013
I am sorry for your loss…. she was always nice to me when we lived on the hill beside them. I can remember going over and watching Jackie with the horses and such…. Prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by: Michelle Edmonds – TROY, MO Mar 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Chuck. Just know that family and friends will help you through this difficult time. Linda will be truly missed.
Posted by: James and Janet Odle – Lakeland, FL – Friend of the family Mar 15, 2013
We wish to express our sincere condolences for your recent tragedy and untimely loss.
Saw the emergency, but respecting your privacy was waiting to see you latter.
Only found out Lynda`s passing.
Hope to see you when you feel more settled, knock, call any time.
Marisa & Jim
Posted by: Marisa Jim – WAC, FL – Neighbors Mar 18, 2013
My Dear Linda, Our friendship spanned 30 years. We did a lot of living and enjoying life with family and friends. I will forever miss our friendship, you will always remain in my heart. Love, Adrianne
Posted by: Adrianne Hetherington – Miami/Royal Palm Beach, FL – Friend Mar 21, 2013
Chuck, Dave sent me an email telling me of this sad news. It’s been a very long time since I have seen Linda and you, but I have many fond memories from the Holiday Inn days. My deepest condolences to you, Chuck.
Posted by: Eileen Hunsberger Houghton – Homestead, FL Mar 24, 2013
We all feel the pain that comes from your unespected passing. We always considered you as a part of our family; everytime we went to U.S. we enjoyed seeing you, they were very nice moments.
It comes to our memories the last thanksgiving, in which we enjoyed your company. Also we shared the admiration of the french culture, and sometimes we used some french expressions.
We will always have you in our hearts.
Our deepest sympathy to all
Posted by: Ego Silva – Lima, PERU – Friend Mar 30, 2013