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Linda Lou Banks age 86, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri. 

She was born in Knox County on September 3, 1937, the daughter of Elvin Reed and Ida Mae Snell Morrow. 

She was united in marriage to Carl M. Banks and to this union two sons were born Gary and Brian. 

Linda graduated from Knox City High School and graduated from Cosmetology School in Quincy, IL. She became a licensed beautician and had a shop in her home for many years. Linda later became an EMT and worked many years for the Knox County Ambulance District and retired as their Ambulance District Administrator. Linda was a member of the Matilda Chapter # 411 Order of the Eastern Star in Edina, MO and a member of the Edina United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping, flowers, bowling and spending time with family and friends. 

Surviving are two sons, Gary (Mary Ann) and Brian (Wynona) Banks both of Edina, MO, four grandchildren Justin, Nichole, Stefanie, and Brian; six great grandchildren, Benjamin, Jack, Jonathan, Samuel, Pyper and Sidney and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Elvin Ray Morrow and Terry Lynn Morrow. 

Funeral services were held Monday, January 22, 2024, in the Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Visitation was followed by Eastern Star Services conducted by Matilda Chapter # 411 Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services followed the Eastern Star Services. Officiating the services was Reverend Graig Connell. 

Burial was in the Knox City Cemetery Knox City, MO. Casket bearers were Justin Barlow, Brian Banks, Steve Shipp, Jeff Morrow, Benjamin Barlow and Jack Barlow. Honorary bearers were Jonathan Barlow, Lisa Morrow, Marilyn Cardwell, and Knox County Ambulance Employees. 

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson- 

Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box