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Linda Kearfott

July 1, 1941 — January 23, 2019

Linda B. Kearfott, 77, of Bloomington, passed away at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born July 1, 1941 in Carbondale, IL to Donald Joseph Betts, Sr. and Olive Jane (Hutcheson) Betts.

She married Don Kearfott on September 3, 1961 in El Paso. He survives.

Also surviving is one son, Steve Kearfott of Louisville, KY; one daughter Pam Kearfott of Austin, TX; one brother Don Betts Jr. of Rochester, MI; one sister-in-law Mary Vandegraft of El Paso, IL; one granddaughter Zoe Kearfott of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Linda attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale for one year. She worked for Northwestern University for more than 20 years before retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Luke's Union Church in Bloomington, IL. She enjoyed singing and was a former choir member of St. Luke's Union Church in Bloomington as well as her former church St. John's UCC church in Evanston, IL. She was also an avid Cubs fan.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Luke's Union Church in Bloomington. Rev. Dr. Andrew Gifford will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cremation will be accorded after her services. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR).

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JAN 26. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)

St. Luke's Union Church
Bloomington, IL

Funeral Service

JAN 26. 1:00 PM (CST)

St. Luke's Union Church
Bloomington, IL

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