Linda Jane Sherrill

February 2, 1959December 6, 2012

Linda Jane Sherrill died Wednesday the 6th of December at Deaconess Health Care Center. She was the loving daughter of Oscar Sterling Sherrill (deceased) and Betty Jane Oliger (deceased). Born in 1959 and a life long resident of Oklahoma, Linda graduated from Putnam City High School in 1978.

Linda enjoyed a twenty three year career with Marriott Food Services until her retirement in 2000.

Although Linda was born with Downs Syndrome, she had a full and blessed life. She loved photography, music, special Olympics, sports of all kinds and family. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Linda are better human beings for the experience, she taught us much.

She is survived by her four brothers (David, Carl, Mike and Russell) and three sisters (Laura Bruner, Nita Brooks and Rita Sherrill) as well as a multitude of extended family. She was preceded in death by brother John Otis Sherrill.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Linda will be laid to rest at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Special Olympics or the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

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December 10, 2012

Linda will be missed by all. She was a great person. My heart goes out to her family. Love you all

Kara McQueen

December 9, 2012

We send our love and prayers for peace through this difficult time. I myself learned alot about life and love growing up sharing family time with Linda. It couldn't be more true than us all saying we are better human beings because of her. That was a perfect statement. Linda will be missed but find comfort in knowing that she is in a perfect place of beauty and breath taking views. Somewhere that she doesn't have to worry about the time and can take all the pictures she desires. Lots of love from the Illinois cousins
- Brian & Kara McQueen & family -


December 9, 2012

Linda was a special child because the Sherrill family stood strong and against the norm when Linda was a little girl. They mainstreamed Linda and allowed her to grow up in that wonderful family of 9 brothers and sisters with Tony and Betty always welcoming you into their home. Linda would absolutely light up my day when I would go to their home to hang out with Carl and see the whole family, especially this time of year. She would run up to me and give me a hug and was so sweet and forever smiling. Congratulations to the entire Sherrill family for allowing Linda to to live a long fulfilled life with the support of each and every one of you. Not having seen you all in such a long time has not lessened the respect and admiration I have held for each of you. You love for your sister stood out and was an absolute beacon of light in our society. God bless you all and God love you Linda.
Gordon Thomas

Sandra Cardiff

December 8, 2012

Linda helped teach us that often the little things in life are the most important. A smile, a picture, a song and most of all family! Love Sandra & Jeffers

Aunt Shirley and Family Oliger

December 8, 2012

Our hearts are heavy with sadness, but we know that all is well. Thank you Linda for teaching us things that no other could. You we be missed very much.

Janet McClellan

December 8, 2012

Linda will be missed by everyone who attended the Beightler/Oliger reunion. May you be at peace Linda. We'll all miss your friendship and smile!!!
Love to everyone - Ron and Janet McClellan

December 8, 2012

Our love to you all Sam and Kathy oliger

Kari Bricker

December 8, 2012

Rest well Aunt Linda! I love you!!

December 8, 2012

I will always remember that big smile Linda had. I would run into Betty and Linda from time to time and she would always remember my name and give me a big hug. The Angles are adding one to the flock for sure.....Love to you all, Pat Giessmann-Coursey (Jan Sherrill's friend)

December 7, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all along with our wonderful Linda cabin memories Love Dan Paula Lauren & Kenny