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Linda M. Pettitt 1946-2014
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Linda M. Pettitt 1946-2014

HOISINGTON — Linda M. Pettitt, 68, died Nov. 8, 2014 at her home in Hoisington.
She was born April 24, 1946, in Liebenthal, the daughter of Rudolph and JoAnn (Basgall) Schuckman. In her early years, Linda worked as a CNA and later was a truck driver. On Nov. 13, 1990, she married Burl E. Pettitt, Sr., and became a farmwife in Conway, Mo. Burl and the farm were where her happiest memories were. He died on May 29, 2002.
She moved from Conway to Hoisington in 2006 to be near her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Virginia McGinnes and companion Justin Mintz of Hoisington; mother, JoAnn Schuckman of La Crosse; brother, Dennis Schuckman and wife Dottie of LaCrosse; grandchildren, Dustin Rich, Kristi Rich, Christopher Sohm and wife Kristi, and Spencer Mintz; four great grandchildren, Aiden Roach, Andrew Roach, Angelene Sohm and Zachary Sohm; four nieces, two nephews; seven great-nephews, seven great-nieces; four great-great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, father, a daughter, Linda Renea Sohm, an infant brother, two infant sisters, and her beloved dog, Miss Pooh.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a private family inurnment in Conway Cemetery, Conway, Mo. at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Golden Belt Humane Society in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544.
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Nov. 13, 2014