NORMAL — Linda Jo Newberry, 44, Normal, died at 11:52 a.m. Monday (May 9, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, with the Rev. Christopher Hull officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Claire Newberry Education Fund, in care of Busey Bank.
Linda was born March 27, 1967, in Bloomington.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Newberry, and their 10-year-old daughter, Claire, and her father, Ralph McGowan, all of Normal; a sister, Lisa Brewster, Normal; and two brothers, Luke (Polly) McGowan and Mark (Christina) McGowan; her mother-in-law, Marguerite Newberry; sister-in-law, Sally Newberry; and brother-in-law, Scott (Angela) Newberry, all of Bloomington. She is also survived by five nieces, 10 nephews, one great-niece and three great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn McGowan, and her father-in-law, Jerry Newberry.
Linda was a free spirit who was loving and caring to all. You will be forever missed Jo Jo.