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Linda Susan Bean

March 12, 2024

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Linda Susan Bean (Stewart), affectionately known as Linny, passed away on March 12, 2024, in her hometown of Decatur, Illinois at Randall Residence. Linda died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born to Charles Stewart and Joan Bird (Hendon-Stewart) on September 18, 1952.

Linda graduated from Eureka College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher and mentor for over 20 years and finished her career as a Special Education teacher at Rochester High School in Indiana. Linny was a devout Christian and an avid animal lover. Her laugh resounded everywhere she went and it is one of the things we will miss the most. Along with her generosity and irreplaceable, loving spirit.

Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Joan. Linda’s memory will be honored and kept alive by her treasured, surviving children, Christopher (Naomi) Bean of Springfield, Illinois and Matthew (Laurie) Bean of Zionsville, Indiana. Her cherished grandchildren, Shai and Katie Bean of Zionsville, Indiana and her beloved sisters, Vicki Stewart of Forsyth, Illinois and Stephanie (Richard Karbowski) Stewart of Glen Burnie, Maryland. A large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation rites are in order according to her wishes and the service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Decatur Free Will Baptist Church, located at 2709 N. 27th Street, Decatur, Illinois 62526. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and immediately after the memorial service a dinner will be provided at the Church.

Flowers and donations can be sent to Decatur Free Will Baptist Church at:
2709 N. 27th Street
Decatur, Illinois 62526

Linda will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her spirit of generosity and care will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her.