October 19, 2022
Linda Louise Langford, 75, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died at her residence on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. She was born July 18, 1947, in Carlinville, to James Leslie Cox Sr. and Helen (Conlee) Cox.
She was retired after working as a district manager for retail stores.
She is survived by her children, Rodney Ivey of Orlando, Fla., Kim Smith of Mt. Olive, Kelli Buck of Ocean View, Hawaii, Linda (Ti) O'Daniel of La Porte, Texas, Shirley Ligon of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Blake, Jacob, Nakita, Chastalee, Chelsea, Candie, Craig, Christin, Ashley, Gilbert, Donald, T.J., Cassie, Jasmine, Ethan; 25 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Brenda (Fred) Schwappach of Highland and Art Cox of Gillespie. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jerry Eller and Jim Cox.
A celebration of life was held on Monday, Oct. 17, at Mt. Olive VFW.
Memorials are suggested to Southwest Illinois Bird Rescue, c/o Schatzi Grossglauser. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.