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Linda Kay Nolen

May 23rd, 1944 - Mar 29th, 2020

A private graveside ceremony will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora. 


   Linda “Kay” Nolen, age 75, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

   She was born May 23, 1944, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Ray and Violet (Hinkle) Stanford.

   Kay enjoyed working outside with her plants and flowers, taking long walks, and driving around town.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by many.

   She is survived by a son: Tracy (Barb) Walker of Pryor, Oklahoma; a daughter: Gina Nolen of Flora; a sister: Karen Sanders of Flora; 5 grandchildren: Katelyn, Sara Beth, Matthew, Haley, and Kendra; 4 great-grandchildren: Braylon, Sutton, Kaylynn, and Asher; a nephew: Tony (Jenny) Sanders of Louisville and their children: Ethan, Gracey, and Joseph; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

   She was preceded in death by her parents: Ray and Violet Stanford and a grandson: Jordan Walker.

   A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations may be made to a fund to purchase a monument for Kay and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Walter J. Chaney Jr.

March 30th

Thoughts and prayers! Rest In Peace Kay!

Carroll Britton

March 30th

While I have known Ms Kay for almost 26 years, I didn't have the pleasure of getting to know her until her time at Heritage Woods. She was such a kind, funny lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

John and Judy Lusk

March 30th

Karen, we didn't know your sister, but we want you to know that you and all of Linda Kay's family are in our prayers. We ask that God will comfort you all during this difficult time.

Nancy Dehart

March 30th

It was an honor to serve Kay during her time at Heritage Woods. She will be missed.

Kathy (Peacher) and Family

March 30th

Gina and Family..our hearts are with you all during this sad time. Your Mom was a blessing to Mom helping her and visiting until she couldn't anymore. I will miss her big heart and laughter..she has earned her wings in this lifetime and will be watching over you. May your sadness be replaced in time with all the wonderful memories you shared. We loved her dearly..may she rest in peace and fly high.

Janice Cook

March 31st

Tracy and Barb...prayers of comfort as the Good Lord takes your mother home...

Robert and Leanna Snell Jr

March 31st

So sorry for your time of loss !!!!

Mike and Sharon Gray

April 1st

Sorry for your loss. Kay was a sweet person. We went all through high school together, class of "62. Saw Kay at Charlie Brown Park at 4th of July 4 years ago and got to vidit with her. Prayers of comfort for all the family.

Class of 1962

April 2nd

Our deepest sympathy

BarBara Burton Wood

April 2nd

I will miss Kay's beautiful smile!

Julie L. Adams

April 2nd

Tracy, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Love Julie

Mona Sager

April 3rd

Karen, So sorry for the loss of your sister. I have a lot of good memories we all three had in her Red 1964 Chevrolet convertable. She was a great friend of mine and will dearly be missed. Hugs and prayers for your fsmily. Rest In Peace Kay. .🙏💓Love 💓 Mona

Connie Birch

April 6th

Tracy, Barb and children, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



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Bill and Robin Atwood
Jean Guerrettaz
Maria Farmer
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Larry and Sue Kramer
June Payne
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Steve and Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler
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John and Judy Lusk
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James and Mary West
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Mike & Kayla Anderson
Casey and Debra Eastin
Brenda Rinehart
Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Jim Jones
Karen and Joe Anderson
Margie Bogle
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Robert and Leanna Snell Jr
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Jean webster
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Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Bill and Gayle Foreman
Barb Williams
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Dennis and Shirley Conard
Steve and Betty Stanford
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Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Ken & Tammy Haven
Steve and Nancy Mink
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Mona (Baker) Sager
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