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Linda LaFond

November 22, 2018

Linda Marie LaFond, 65, of Kankakee, passed away Monday (Nov. 19, 2018) at her home.

She was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert Sr. and Emma Burris Beckner.

Linda worked for 13 years for Philip Morris Coupon Center and 21 years as a dock clerk at Excel in Manteno. She loved art, gardening and her dog, Knuckles. She was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Loyd, of Kankakee, and Christopher and Rebecca Loyd, of Bradley; one grandson, Mathew Loyd; one sister, Carol Beckner, of Kankakee; one brother, Robert Beckner Jr., of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her extended family, Eric and Sarah Christopher, of Bourbonnais. She will be missed by her best friend, Mary Whittington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, until the 3 p.m. memorial service at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. The Rev. Julie Smith will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Please sign her online guestbook at clancygernon.com.

(Pd)

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