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Linda Bissey-Thomas

Dec 15th, 1945 - Jul 30th, 2022

Funeral:  6 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation:  4 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home

Private interment will take place in Clay City Cemetery


     Linda Marie Bissey-Thomas, 76, of Louisville, Illinois, passed from this life on Saturday, July 30, 2022, with her daughters, Sondra and Angela by her side at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She entered this life on December 15, 1945, to the late Clifford Thomas and Lucille Harris of Clay City.

     Linda was a homemaker and an avid crafter.  She loved all things craft.  She devoted herself to sewing and crocheting blankets and keepsakes for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and close family and friends.  She was able to maintain an incredible level of precision and efficiency with her craft despite her diagnosis of a rare form of rheumatoid arthritis and she always remained positive.  She did not let her condition affect her passion for creating and crafting or take away from the beauty that she saw in the world around her.  Linda will be remembered for the depth of her faith, the enormity of her talents, the breadth of her love for family and friends, and, most of all, the size of her heart.  She lives on in the hearts of all family and friends who knew and loved her — and in the wonderful memories of her.

     She is survived by her daughters, Sondra Goodwin (Jason) and Angela Stanfield (Tim); her five grandchildren, Ashly Murray, Shayla (Jason) Ruelas, Kortney (Tyler) Jacobs, Cheyenne Goodwin (Corey), and Mikayla (Garrett) Rubsam; her step-grandchildren, Kristi Goff, Jessica Sidener (Daniel); Dakota Goff (Keandra); Christian Goff (Cassidy); and her 23 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her father, Clifford Thomas; and her mother and stepfather, Lucille and Knight Harris.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Private interment will take place in Clay City Cemetery.  Memorial donations are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Steve and Misty Wheeler

August 1st

Sondra and Angie we are so sorry yo hear this. Your Momma was a sweetheart and always loved visiting with her. Sending lots of prayers and hugs

Brad & Dona Jo Anderson

August 1st

We are so very sorry for your family. She was a sweet person . Our love & prayers.❤️

Mike Worthey Family

August 1st

We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I remember the girls visiting her when they stayed with Shayla. You are all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort at this time.

Jack & Freda Stanfield

August 1st

Angie, and family, so sorry to learn of your Mothers death, Thoughts & Prayers during this sad time.

Todd and Lisa Fender

August 1st

What a wonderful lady. She was such a light into the world. She will be greatly missed but no more pain for her.

Barbara and Henry Gill

August 2nd

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. You have had more than your share of sadness, but know that people are praying for comfort for you and your family at this difficult time. Sincere sympathy to you and all your family.

Suzanne Brown

August 2nd

Sondra I am so very sorry for your loss. 💕💕

Leashia Ruelas

August 2nd

Shayla my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family I love you

Jerry & Sharon Hill

August 3rd

So sorry for your loss . Your all in our thoughts & prayers ! 💕

David & Connie Birch

August 2nd

Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Linda’s family and friends during this time.

Walter J. Chaney

August 2nd

Thoughts and prayers! Sorry for your loss!

Alan & Sharon Porter

August 4th

So sorry for you loss. Praying for comfort and peace. Psalm 55.22: "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."

Doris Stanfield

August 4th

Angie and Family, Just learned your mother’s passing. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.



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Dale and Sandi Castleberry
Matt and Deb Kuenstler
Diana Rae Rutland
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Connie & Mike Spitzner
Lois Martin
Margie Bogle
Jane and Bill O'Dell
Tara Race
Junior Goff
Troy&Kim (Bickley)Welty and Carson
Norman Bissey
Ron and Janet Leist
Nancy Weidner
David & Connie Birch
Suzanne Brown
Brian & Tina Pieplow
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Mike & Deb McKinney
Dick & Linda Wiegel
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Leashia Ruelas
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Walter J. Chaney
Connie Pieplow
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