Linda Jean (Johnston) Powell

June 7, 1954 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Linda Powell Obituary

January 3, 2024, Linda Jean (Johnston) Powell, 69, of Thompsonville, IL was softly and tenderly walked by her family in unity to the gates of her eternal heavenly home to be forever present with her Lord and King, Jesus Christ after a 4 year battle with Leukemia.

Linda worked various clerical positions through the years until finishing her degree at Rend Lake College to become a Medical Lab Technician.

Linda was born June 7, 1954 in Mt. Vernon, IL to George and Vernadeen (Shell) Johnston.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Rodney Powell, her son, Adam Powell, daughter, Jessica Powell (Brian Minton), grandson, Noah Minton, sister, Toni (Jim) Head.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, four sisters, Georiga Lynn Johnston, LouAnn Pierce, Kay Kranjak and Jo Schofield.

Services will be held at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, IL on Monday, January 15, 2024. Visitation will be from 11am – 1pm. Funeral service will be at 1pm with a private family only burial immediately following at the Masonic & Odd-Fellow Cemetery in Benton IL with Bro. John Odle & Rev. Eddie Paul Davis officiating.

In Liew of flowers, The family requests contributions be made to the Leukemia Research Fund at Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1082-414-2555, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105. Please indicate the gift is to Leukemia Research in memory of Linda J. Powell by writing a memo on your check. You can also give online at by typing in “Leukemia Research” after selecting “Other - Designation.”

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January 15, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church
516 North Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
January 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Immanuel Baptist Church
516 North Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Final Resting Place

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812


Leukemia Research Fund at Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1082-414-2555
7425 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis MO 63105
Tel: 1-314-935-4725


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