Francis "Gale" Linville

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Francis "Gale" Linville, 75, of Jenkins, passed away at his home on July 24, 2013. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Polo, Mo., to Horace Galen Linville and Viola Hilt. He grew up in Hamilton and attended the J.C. Penny High School in Hamilton.

On Dec. 22, 1965, he was united in marriage to Georgia "Louise" Woodman, and she survives.

Additional survivors include: three daughters, Tina Linn and her husband, Jerry, of Jay, Okla., Frances Anders and her husband, Walter, of Canyon, Texas, and Ruthanne Mathews, and her husband Kenneth, of Jenkins; one son, Shannon "Buck" Linville, of Jenkins; step children, Shirley Scarpelli and her husband, Nick, of Anthony, Kan., James Bell, of Wichita, Kan., Leslie Alley, of Kansas City, Donald Alley, of New Hampshire, Larry Alley, of Jenkins, and Toni Hawes, of Kansas City; 25 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus of Monett.