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Linda Lorraine Despain

December 31, 1921 — September 22, 2009

Linda Lorraine Despain

Mrs. Linda Lorraine 'LaChance' DeSpain passed away Tuesday evening, September 22, 2009, at her Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center residence, in Farmington, at the age of 87 years, 8 months & 21 days. Linda was born on December 31, 1921, in Mine la Motte, Missouri, and was the daughter of Benjamin LaChance and Julia 'Adams' LaChance. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, Gaines "G. W." DeSpain, (July 16, 2000); 2 Sisters: Pauline Harrison & Mildred Shoemaker. Also, 3 Brothers: Harold LaChance; Benjamin LaChance & David Lachance.

Linda was a faithful member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington.

Survivors Include, 2 Sons: David Ray (& Beverly) DeSpain, of Fredericksburg, VA; Dennis Michael DeSpain, of Jacksonville, FL. 1 Sister, Goldie Bailey, of Fredericktown; 1 Brother: James (& Jo) LaChance, of New Hampshire. A Niece: Betty Wassman, of Pilot Grove, MO. 4 Grandchildren (2 Granddaughters & 2 Grandsons). Also surviving are 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Monday, 10:00 a.m., September 28, 2009,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Dr. Rick Broadway officiating.

Interment follows at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorials : Memorial United Methodist Church, Farmington.

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