Linda Ward

September 3, 1949 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 70)


Linda Luellen (McCoy) Ward a.k.a. Lin Lin a.k.a. Lulu was born September 3, 1949 and departed this earth on April 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father Carl H. McCoy, brother Scott McCoy, sister Marcia Beard, and her cherished fur baby Rocky. Linda is survived by the loves of her life; husband Terry Ward, daughter Dawn Gray, son-in-law Rob Gray, daughter Angel Willis, son-in-law Reggie Willis, grandchildren Zachary McDaniel, Devon Cooper, Jared Gray, Elizabeth Goebbert, Chandler Dormire, Sydney Dormire, Garrett Willis, Rylee Willis, great grandchildren Abigail Cooper, Davidson Cooper, and Camden Goebbert. Her mother Ruby McCoy, sisters Doretta (Bill) Goddard, Anita (Esco) Katz, numerous adored nephews and nieces, cherished cousins, and treasured friends. Linda loved her family and friends fiercely. She enjoyed gardening, cross stitch, classic films and reading. Linda was formally employed at the Macomb YMCA, WIU Parking Services as the self-proclaimed ‘Wicked Witch of Western’ (a nickname Red Skelton professed to be without merit) and most recently her passion for children led her to become a CASA volunteer court advocate.

Linda was faced with continual medical challenges over her lifetime. She boldly faced each one with strength, dignity, and courage beating all odds and leaving doctors scratching their heads. No matter what was happening in her life you would find a sincere friend and cheerleader in Linda. Her humor and love served as a source of refuge and renewal of strength for so many. She derived great joy from spending time with children. Linda had a challenging childhood due to her many illnesses and spent much of her life doing what she could to bring joy and happiness to as many children as possible. Linda will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind, but they will cherish her memory and a celebration of her life with family and friends will be at a later date. For those who knew her best, Linda’s own words are the greatest comfort "I love you, more".

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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