Linda Kay Backs, 55, of New Baden, formerly of New Memphis, born Apr. 12, 1959 in Belleville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville.
Linda was a preschool teacher and member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mascoutah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton R. and Marjorie F. A., nee Engelmann, Backs; and her sister, Peggy Ann Backs.
She is survived by a special friend, Gina Rakers of Indianapolis, Ind.; aunts and uncles, Bernice Engelmann of Albers, William and Joyce Engelmann of Centralia, Marie Engelmann of Nashville, Doris Backs of Springfield, and Mary Ann and Donald Steinkamp of Belleville; cousins and many friends.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Special Needs Fund. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Friends may call from 3 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mascoutah.
A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mascoutah with Pastor Kirk Clayton, Rev. Darwin Schrader, and Rev. Tim Prince officiating. A private graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 5 in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, Addieville.