Linda was the oldest of three daughters. She was born in Kansas, lived in Miami , Ok until 1964. She graduated from Collinsville High School in 1967, married Joe McDowell in1969. She was the mother of two, grandmother of 5 and Great Grandmother of two. Linda loved her family and would do anything for them as well as her friends. After retiring from the City of Collinsville, she traveled with her husband, loved her family, her music and her country. She is sorely missed by many.