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Linda (Gates) Kortas

April 23, 1951 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 70)


Linda Kortas, age 70, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 9:16 pm Friday, June 25, 2021, at her residence.  

No services are planned at this time.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Grand View Funeral Home and Burial Park in Hannibal.

Linda was born on April 23, 1951, in Shreveport, Louisiana the daughter of Johnnie and Odessa (Lockhart) Gates.

Survivors include, one daughter, Mary Watkins of Hannibal, MO; two sons, Shawn (Colleen) Walker of Virginia and William (Esther) Whaley of Missouri; one brother, Johnnie Lee Gates, Jr. of Wisconsin; one sister, Bonnie Gates of Texas; twelve grandchildren; four great grand children and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bill Gates and Clay Gates.

Linda was a woman of faith. She loved going to Mexican and enjoying margaritas, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her many friends at the low rise and will be greatly missed by her friends, family and extended family.

Linda's family would like to extend a special thanks to Kindred at Home and Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Watkins to assist with funeral expenses, in care of Grand View Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Linda's memorial page at

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No services to be held

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