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Kenzie Kay Jean Linder

May 12th, 2023 - May 21st, 2023

Funeral:  10 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation:  5-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home

Interment:  Kneff Cemetery


     Kenzie Kay Jean Linder was born Friday, May 12, 2023, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois, and departed this life peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the loving arms of her mother and father.  Kenzie was baptized as a Child of God with her parents and grandparents at her bedside before her passing.

     Kenzie was the daughter of Cole and Morgan and much anticipated baby sister to brother Knox.  Her sweet life was filled with great love, many struggles, precious kisses, and an abundance of prayers.

     Our sweet Kenzie Kay Jean was named after two very strong, important women in Cole and Morgan’s life.  Mrs. Kay Kitley and Mrs. Jean Pittman, both of whom departed this life too soon and are missed every day.  Cole and Morgan had wished to honor these women by naming their precious daughter after them both from the day they found out they were expecting a baby girl.

     Kenzie is survived by her parents: Cole and Morgan Linder of Flora; her brother: Knox Linder of Flora; maternal grandparents: Kent and Tisha Kitley of Flora; paternal grandparents: Bruce and Emily Pittman of Clay City, and Craig and Shannon Linder of Marshfield, Missouri; maternal great-grandparents: Jerry and Vicky Middleton and Bill Kitley; paternal great-grandparents: Kate Hastings and Gordon Jackson, Allen Pittman, William and Glynda Linder, and Nancy Weiser and Darlene Newton; paternal great-great-grandmother: Joan Rowland; aunts and uncles: Colton and Misty Kitley, Ethan Pittman, and Taylor Pittman; along with a host of special great aunts and uncles, cousins, extended family, and many, many special friends.

     She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother: Kay Kitley; maternal great-great-grandmother: Eva Middleton; maternal great-great-grandparents: Marie and Edwin French, Roy and Pansy Kitley, and Henry and Eula Skelton; paternal great-grandmother: Jean Pittman; paternal great-grandfather’s: Al Weiser and Darrell Newton; and paternal great-great grandfather: Arthur Rowland.

     While Kenzie’s time here on earth was short, the impact she had was huge.  She touched many lives in her 10 days and had millions of prayers sent up to heaven for her.  Kenzie’s prayer chain reached the world over.  Although the outcome is not what we had hoped and prayed for, the family is forever thankful for each and every one of those prayers sent for our sweet Kenzie.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Kneff Cemetery.  A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.  The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the family to help with Kenzie’s final expenses and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence, visit:


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Shelly Allen

May 22nd

Tisha, Kent and sorry for this to happen. We have had miscarriages in our family and I feel your pain and hurt. Know that the prayer chains you all were on, you are still on and being lifted up for strength. Lean on the everlasting arms more.

Troy and Sandy Thomas

May 22nd

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you all in the days and weeks ahead. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Belinda Harp

May 23rd

May God's Grace surround y'all during this time. Those of us who have lost children will be able to hold on to them one day πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’™

Julie Lewis Kamp

May 23rd

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mike and Sharon Gray

May 23rd

So sorry for the loss of you beautiful baby girl. May God wrap his arms around each and every one of you and comfort you.

Jeff and Wendy Kohn

May 23rd

We are so sorry to hear this. We are praying for your family during this time.

Steve and Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

May 23rd

So sorry....Continued prayers and hugs

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

May 23rd

Our prayer is that God will carry you thru this hurting time and give you comfort and strength.

Melanie Poindexter

May 23rd

So sorry for your great loss. May you all find comfort and peace that only God can bring at this time.

Lisa Erbacher

May 23rd

I'm so very sorry. Know that you are in my prayers. May God hold you in his arms.

Brad and Tina Briscoe

May 23rd

So sorry for your loss. Our hearts break for all of you. Hugs and prayers for all!

Mike & Deb Frost

May 23rd

We are so very sorry. Our hearts hurt for you. Prayers for all your family. πŸ™

Eric, Jami, Chloe and Colin

May 23rd

To the Linder's & Families

May 23rd

We are so sorry for your loss ❀️ πŸ™ Robin & Doug Beyer Seymour, Mo

Brad & Tina Briscoe

May 23rd

So very sorry, the time you spent with your daughter is so precious. No one should have to endure the heartbreak of what you & your family has been through. As Christians we have to believe this is Gods plan. This is what we have to live for. Continued prayers for you three & your families.

Janet (Duffina) Beard

May 23rd

So sorry for your loss. Will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayersπŸ™πŸ’ž

Bud & Linda Martin

May 23rd

Cole, Morgan and Knox; Kent and Tisha; Bill; Jerry and Vicky: We are very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Kenzie is a beautiful angel. It’s so difficult to understand God’s plan in this but He will be with you every step of the way. You’re each in our thoughts and prayers. Grandma Kay is holding your sweet baby girl and telling her how lucky she was to be yours. Love and hugs.

Rod, Janet & Holly Heuerman

May 23rd

David Bryden

May 23rd

I am at a loss for words, I can't imagine the devastation a family goes through when they lose a precious newborn such as this angel. Our thoughts and prayers I with the entire family at the time of grief.

Kay Reynolds

May 23rd

Sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family.

Marshfield Saddle Club

May 23rd

Special prayers to you and your family

Jack & Freda Stanfield

May 23rd

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family during this heart breaking time.

Barbara and Henry Gill

May 23rd

We are so sorry for your loss. This is probably the the hardest thing you will ever have to endure. Prayers of comfort to your family.

crystal d reynolds

May 23rd

so sorry for for loss

Sharon David

May 23rd

My prayers go out to the family. No words can stop the pain. Lean on the Lord. So very sorry for your loss.

Joe & Linda Jones

May 24th

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for strength, peace and healing. She was a beautiful blessing even for her short stay. Hugs. God Bless.

Elizabeth Warren

May 24th

Rest in peace sweet baby girl. I never had the opportunity to meet you but I know you are as sweet as pie. Enjoy doing all the things in Heaven that your body would not allow you to do here on Earth. XOXO

Renee Hutchins

May 24th

My deepest sympathy for your loss of Kenzie...She is definitely singing with the angels and around the throne with Jesus

Steve & Cindy Linder & family

May 24th

What a beautiful baby girl Kenzie was! And I love her name meant to honor her great grandmas. I know they are cradling her in their loving arms now. So thankful you both and your extended family know the Lord to lean into during this very hard time. Our prayers continue for you as your grieve.

Rick and Cathi Bailey

May 24th

Prayers for your sweet family. So sorry for your loss. πŸ™

Nancy McLaughlin

May 24th

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you are able to find comfort through this difficult time. We lost our grandson moments after he was born. Our hearts ache for you. πŸ™β™₯οΈπŸ™

Willie and Dana Johnson

May 24th

So sorry for your loss our condolences

Mike and Nicci Worthey

May 25th

Keeping you all in our thoughts and daily prayer. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and understanding.

Becky Stocke

May 25th

Our hearts are sad over your loss. Prayers continue for all of the family!



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