Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

1510 West First Street, Ankeny, IA


Linda Pearl Guyett

March 10, 1948October 19, 2019

Linda Guyett, 71, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the VA Central Health Care Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street Ankeny, IA 50023). Visitation will take place from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., prior to the services on Friday. Burial will take place at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. Memorials may be directed to your favorite pet rescue in remembrance of Linda.

Linda Pearl was born on March 10, 1948, in Ida Grove, IA to George and Dorothy (Lewis) Broders. She graduated high school from Schleswig High and went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa for Library Sciences. Linda then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving for 10 years where she studied communication skills and worked at Offutt Air Force Base. Following her service Linda worked at Land Bank National Data Processing Center in Omaha for two years then returned home to the family farm. Linda met John Guyett when she returned to Omaha to work for NDPC. Together they moved to Des Moines and were married in their home on 58th Street where they lived for 30 years.

Linda and John enjoyed traveling to many places, including New Orleans, Aspen, and Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri and stayed in a yurt in Virginia. They have had 6 loving dogs over the years and she loved reading books, either in her own personal home library or on the kindle. Most recently two years ago Linda got to meet and reconnect with her son, Brad.

Linda is survived by her husband of 31 years, John; son, Brad (Kristina) Miller and their children Erick, Allie and Chad; brothers, Ed (Mary) Broders and Lee Broders, one sister, Jan (Tom) Riha and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles.


  • Erick David Miller, Honorary Bearer
  • Alexandria Noel Miller, Honorary Bearer
  • Chad Austin Miller, Honorary Bearer
  • Jaxsen Erick David Miller, Honorary Bearer
  • Michael Richard Broders, Honorary Bearer
  • Jeffrey David Broders


  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 25, 2019


Linda Pearl Guyett

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Art Smith

October 25, 2019

I worked with Linda for many years and always enjoyed her laugh and kindness. She frequently asked about my wife (they both had some of the same health issues) and encouraged us both. Linda was always ready to help people and went the extra mile constantly. Linda made this world better in so many ways and I know she was an encouragement to many.

Micki McDole

October 24, 2019

Linda was such a beautiful spirit. Always positive even when her body began to betray her.
She always had a smile, a hug and a laugh from her heart.
Most of all she was one of the fiercest warriors I've ever been privileged to call friend.
Love you Lady!

Bryan Ramsey

October 22, 2019

I had the honor of serving Miss Guyett her meals will she was a patient on the CLC unit what a joy she was and she will be missed.