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Linda Telless

Linda Telless of Okawville, IL departed this life unexpectedly, in the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 10:48 A.M. She had attained the age of 64 years, 5 months, and 8 days.

Linda Telless

Linda was born in Belleville, IL on May 10, 1956 the daughter of Alvin “Pete” and Eula Jean (nee Caldwell) Peterson. She was united in marriage to Brian Telles in Knob Noster, MO on July 4, 1981 and he survives her passing.

Linda attended Okawville High School. She served in the United States Air Force where she met her future husband, Brian. She worked as a secretary at Gary’s Tire Center in Okawville until her retirement in December of 2019.

She was an accomplished seamstress and especially enjoyed making Halloween costumes, since Halloween was her favorite holiday. She also previously volunteered at the old Okawville Haunted House. Linda enjoyed coloring books and was quite talented. She also enjoyed dancing but most of all she loved spending time with her daughter and her grandbabies. Linda was of the Baptist faith.

Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Brian Telless of Okawville; a daughter, Gwen Peterson and Gary of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Terri Skiff of Worden, IL and Susie Peterson of Okawville; three grandchildren, JeAnna Peterson, Brianna Garcia, and Savannah Garcia; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Peterson.

In accordance with the wishes of Linda and her family, cremation was performed.

Memorial services will be held from the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2 P.M. with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 233 of Okawville.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home on Saturday from 1 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 233 and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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