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Graveside Service

McConnell Cemetery
Thursday September 15th, 2022

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Linda Merrill Noe

Linda Merrill Noe, age 77, went to her eternal home on September 11, 2022.

Linda was the oldest of three daughters born to Carmen and Mabel McConnell. She was born on November 21, 1944 and was raised on a farm in Nixa. Linda fondly recalled childhood memories with her two sisters and a host of farm animals and pets. Linda attended Nixa school for all 12 grades, graduating in 1962. She then attended and graduated from Draughon’s Business College. Linda worked as a legal secretary for 13 years and part-time at MSU for 22 years.

She married her sweetheart Larry on May 1, 1964. The young couple made their home in Nixa. During that time, she and Larry built their home where they resided together until her passing. They had two children, Jennifer and Brian. Linda was a Christian and read a chapter of her Bible daily. Linda has devoted her life to being a wonderful wife and mother. She will never leave our thoughts and we will meet her again in Heaven.

Linda was preceded in death by her father and mother, Carmen and Mabel (Inman) McConnell. She is survived by her hero and husband of 58 years, Larry, daughter Jennifer (Noe) Baltes and husband Tim of Springfield, son Brian Noe and wife Shirley of Nixa, two sisters, Connie Jones (husband Eddie) of Clever, and Marsha Crotts (husband Raymond), of Willard, six grandchildren, and a host of extended family and beloved friends.   

As Linda requested, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022, at McConnell Memorial Cemetery, Nixa, Missouri.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Haven of The Ozarks Animal Shelter,  9617 Farm Rd 2190, Washburn, MO 65772.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa

Make a donation to HAVEN OF THE OZARKS INC in honor of Linda Merrill Noe


I had the pleasure of working with Linda for many years at Missouri State University. We shared our love for the Risen Lord daily, and we laughed a lot! In reflection, I recall she always had a positive attitude. I recall, that even in the trials she endured, she surrendered them to the Lord, and received the grace of peace, in knowing He alone was, is, and ever will be, the One capable of taking care of everything. She was beautiful! May Linda’s soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the Divine Mercy of God, rest in Peace. To Linda’s family, may the Lord of Peace Himself, give you peace in all things, and in every way, as you journey through this difficult season of loss.

Melissa Tolleson Sep 14 2022 9:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Noe

Sherri Lingo Sep 13 2022 7:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Noe

Eileen Roberts Sep 13 2022 6:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Noe

Roxanna Sep 13 2022 12:10 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences. Linda was a bright spot at Missouri State University; I worked with her for several years. She helped me considerably with her unmatched eye for detail. Rest In Peace, Linda—you will be greatly missed.

Nikki Yost Sep 12 2022 7:04 PM

Linda was a such a wonderful kind neighbor. As a child growing up, when someone leaves a mark on your life, you know they were extra special. Heaven gained an angel.

Sheryl Reno-Masters Sep 12 2022 6:56 PM

Linda was a truly wonderful mother and grandma. Our condolences and love to you all. You are in our prayers.

Kendra and Scott Cain Sep 12 2022 5:13 PM