Linda Sue Pelzel

Monday, October 5, 2015

Linda Sue Pelzel, 67, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, in Rogers, Ark. She was born in Hobart, Okla., on Jan. 2, 1948, daughter of Ezra and Edlee (Valentine) Tittle. She graduated from high school in Liberal, Kan., and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in education and a major in sociology and political science at Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kan. She was employed by the State of Kansas as a social worker for over 30 years. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hays. In 2010, she relocated to Cassville to be near her sisters and began volunteering for Barry County Council on Aging. Survivors include: two sons, Len and his wife, Trish Gregg-Pelzel, of Olathe, Kan., Lance and Laikynne Smoot, of Mountain Home, Ark.; one daughter, LeAnne Bennett and her husband, James, of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Marie Reid, of Cassville, and Sondra Carson, of Mulberry, Ark.; and one grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Williams and Gwen Meier.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at the White Funeral Home & Crematory, with words of comfort spoken by Laikynne Smoot.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.