Linda (Stiles) Stripling
1938 - 2019
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A graveside service for Linda (Stiles) Stripling, 80, of Lake Palestine will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Cool Springs Cemetery near Logansport, LA with Rev. Royce Savage and Rev. Vernis Standland officiating under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stripling passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Meadow Lake Nursing Home in Tyler. She was born October 18, 1938 in Mansfield, LA to Faye and Catherine Stiles.

Linda was a member of Noonday Methodist Church. She received her B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio and retired as a school teacher from Bullard ISD. Linda was known for her love of traveling from Alaska to the Amazons and Turkey to Indonesia.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving family including her husband, Larry Stripling of Lake Palestine; daughter, Kathy Lynn Stripling Shane and husband Johnny of Tyler; brother, John Stiles and wife Charlotte of Logansport, LA; sister, Betty Stiles Goree of Shreveport, LA; sister, Annelle Hartley and husband Kenneth of Dallas; sister, Sarah Stiles of Washington, D.C.; and many nieces and nephews and other loving relatives.

Pallbearers will be Donald Alexander, John Stiles, Jr., Brad Hartley, Matthew Alexander, Larry Boyd and Kenneth Hartley.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 6, 2019.
Graveside service
01:00 PM
Cool Springs Cemetery
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May 18, 2019
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
May 7, 2019
Larry, I've thought of you often through the years. I miss our lunchroom debates. :) I heard that Jim Stewart had died and was looking for his obituary, and there was Linda. I send you my sympathy. We moved to Seattle in 2014. Herb died last fall.
Josephine Coursey
May 7, 2019
Mrs. Stripling was my homeroom 6th grade teacher in 1972. I thought she was so smart and loved being in her class. I am sorry for your loss and will keep her family in my prayers.
Darci Ellerd
May 6, 2019
RIP sweet Linda. I have so enjoyed your friendship both at Bullard & Noonday Methodist.
May 6, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories with your dear Linda bring you comfort as you look forward to the beautiful hope of seeing her again (John 6:40).
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