Linda Ann Mayo, age 79, of Joplin, Missouri passed away June 14, 2022 in Joplin, Missouri.
Linda, daughter of the late Richard Ashley “Bill” and Loretta Pearl (Allen) Mayo, was born on September 18, 1942 in Joplin. She was a graduate of Joplin High School and went on to obtain her Associate’s Degree from Joplin Area Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Southern State University. After her education, she worked as a legal secretary for a few years until she was hired as the first employee at Regional Diagnostic Clinic, where she was the secretary for the director, retiring in 2000. After retirement she decided to work part time for them until 2008 when she took a part time position with Connections until 2016.
First and foremost, Linda loved her family and will be dearly missed. She was a perfect role model as to how life should be lived. Without being asked and expecting nothing in return, Linda gave no matter the situation. With family, she was the first one there to offer physical, financial or emotional support. With the community, where she saw a need, she met it. Linda provided neighbors with not only school supplies for the children, but comfort and security with those who needed clothing. She combined her love for family and community by providing consistent meals for the fire departments. It was obvious to all who knew her, that her joy came in giving.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Her brother Eugene Mayo and great-nephew Tyler Box.
She leaves behind her sister Wanda Mayo Williams (Harold); sister-in-law Sharon Starchman Mayo; and nieces and nephews Rebecca Mayo Rohmiller (Randall), Pete Ray Box (Amy), Mark Ashley Box (Lisa), Aaron Scott box (Kimi), Ava Williams Potterfield (Doug), Tony Williams (Tina), and Paula Blankenship Briley (Eddie); as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, MO.
Cremation arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.