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Linda K. Bruce, 66, Pocahontas, IL

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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Linda K. Bruce, age 66 of Pocahontas, IL, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on January 09, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, MO, the daughter of Chester and Selma McClard (nee Grelach) Winder.

On January 10, 1971, she married David I. Bruce at Jackson, MO. He passed away on March 26, 2008.

Linda was born in Cape Girardeau, MO and attended Cape Schools. After her marriage, her husband joined the US Air Force and lived all over the world, following his career.

They had been stationed in Oklahoma, Crete Greece, South Carolina, Scott AF Base, Turkey, and Idaho. He retired in 1990 and they moved home to Jackson, MO.

After her husband died she moved to Pocahontas, IL. She had worked as a CNA and loved going to yard sales, antiquing, and thrift stores. She also collected Indian artifacts and loved taking long drives on country roads.

Survivors include: son, David S. (Amy) Bruce, Jackson, MO; son, Christopher L. Bruce, Pocahontas, IL; grandchildren, Truett C. Bruce, Jackson, MO andBrody C.R. Bruce, Pocahontas and sister, Brenda (Carl) Davis, Orofino.

She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Winder; mother, Selma A. Winder-McClard nee Grelach; and her husband, Retired Master Mgt David I. Bruce USAF.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Graveside funeral service and interment were held Wednesday, May 29, at Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.