Linda Kay Ford, age 78 of Oxford, WI passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 7, 2023 after a courageous battle with breast and bone cancer. Linda was born May 9, 1944 in Shelby County, Illinois to Paul and Mary B. “Bess” (Kirkman) Harris. She graduated from Beecher City Community High School, Beecher City, IL and married Art Ford on March 20, 1963 in Shelbyville, IL.
After raising her sons, Linda spent over 20 years as a cross country truck driver with her husband and retired in 2000. She loved camping, traveling with her husband, being outdoors with nature, gardening, hiking, crafting, and was loved by everyone she met. Linda was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Linda is survived by her husband, Art, son, Troy of Minneapolis, MN, sister, Joan of Laguna Hills, CA, brother, Bob of Bakersfield, CA and granddaughters: Jessica Ford of Batavia, IL and Danielle (Nathan) Lee of Aurora, IL as well as daughter-in-law Barbara Ford of Batavia, IL.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, son, Kenny, three brothers: Jim, Jerry and Wilbur as well as many nieces and nephews.
Following Linda’s wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Croix Hospice, who served her so well! St. Croix Hospice, 830 State Road 136, Suite 3, Baraboo, WI 53913. www.stcroixhospice.com (please specify for Baraboo location)
TO REMEMBER ME - A POEM BY ROBERT N. TEST
Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face, or love in the eyes of a woman.
Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.
Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all prejudice against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.