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Talora Arlene Linskey

June 6, 1923 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 94)

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Our loving mother and grandmother went to meet our Lord early Sunday morning, on August 6,

2017. Talora was born on June 6, 1923 in Northwood, Iowa to the late Arthur B. and Thelma

Anderson. At a young age they moved to Chicago, Illinois. She graduated high school and went

on to secretarial school becoming a stenographer and legal secretary. She met and later

married, the love of her life, James B. Linskey. They met at a USO dance held at the YMCA, in

Chicago, shortly after World War II. They are survived by three children: Terrance Linskey and

wife Lee Carey; Kathleen Linskey; and Lawrence Linskey and wife Julie. She is also survived by

six grandchildren, Elizabeth Carey-Linskey, Peter Linskey and wife Kara, Teri Johnson, Kristy

Watson and husband Kevin, Megan Linskey, and Nicole Linskey. Talora also had two

great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Jake Watson. Talora also has three surviving sisters, Doris

Kyllingstad, Shirley Bartelt, and Arma Sommerdorf. She was preceded in death by her brother,

Arthur B. Anderson, Jr.

Talora moved to N.C. in 1988, after she retired from Boatman’s Bank in St. Louis, as a legal

secretary in the trust department. Talora loved her family and enjoyed many friends. She

delighted in painting and participated in the N.C. Senior games, winning several medals. She

overcame a great fear and learned how to swim in her seventies, enjoying the sport for many

years. She loved to read and especially liked courtroom dramas. She attended church regularly

at First Baptist Church in Erwin, and loved the open and welcoming friendships. Talora was a

soul that found Christ and demonstrated Christ’s love to all those around her. She was an

inspiration, a blessing, and a role model.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt note of gratitude to her physicians and healthcare

providers for the exceptional care she received. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to

First Baptist Church in Erwin. A memorial service will take place later this month to allow loved ones from out of state to attend.

A graveside service will take place in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.


Condolences can made to www.westanddunn.com

Services have been entrusted to West and Dunn Funeral Homes of Erwin

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