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Linda L. Greene

April 15, 1947 — November 20, 2023

Rich Hill, Missouri

 

The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.

Linda Louise Connor Greene was filled with love and kindness and spent her life caring for and spreading love to others, always sharing her friendliness and smile with everyone she met. Her love of God, her family and her friends filled her heart throughout her life until on November 20, 2023 her journey here on earth ended at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri.

Linda was born April 15, 1947 in Rich Hill (Bates County) Missouri to Delbert Harold Robbins Sr & Theda Louise Kiger Robbins. She loved growing up in Rich Hill, living on the family farm, always helping with the family home and helping to nurture her siblings. Rich Hill was always home even when she moved to California. Throughout the years she treasured the friendships she made along the way, beginning in Rich Hill where she attended school until 1963 when the family moved to Southern California to help care for her mother’s parents. In 1965 she graduated from Western High School in Anaheim, California. After high school she met and fell in love with Noble Dean Connor Sr. whom she married on December 1, 1965 in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Linda and Noble had two sons, Noble Dean and Troy. The family spent many years in the Bay area of California where again Linda established life-long friendships and focused on raising her boys. They also spent many years living in Rogue Valley Oregon where they together worked to ensure a loving home for their family. She loved remodeling the homes in which they lived and making them warm and cozy for all who visited. For many years she sold Home Interiors, helping others make their homes reflect that same warm and welcoming environment.

On Nov 28, 1993 after 28 years of marriage Noble passed away in Rich Hill. She subsequently married Clifford Greene in Renton, Washington to whom she was married for over 25 years. Clifford and Linda enjoyed their family home in Greene Country, running a family excavation business, Greene Construction, and flying in Clifford’s airplane.

Linda’s faith in Christ was always a very integral part of her life. Although family was always her primary focus she worked outside the home at various times including working at 3M and at the hospital in Butler for a short period of time after Noble’s death. She loved to write poetry, enjoyed praise & worship music, was a student of the Bible and worked diligently on researching family genealogy. She enjoyed many craft projects and also could beautifully decorate cakes. She had the most beautiful handwriting for which she continually received accolades. She was active in Worship as long as her health allowed...most recently at Myrtle Tree Fellowship in Rich Hill.

Linda shared a strong and lasting love with her siblings, cousins, nephews and nieces, never letting the miles create any distance in their love for one another. She encouraged them through difficult times and shared loving relationships with each of them. Her family and her faith encompassed her heart and were the center of her devotion.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Noble Dean Connor Sr; her second husband, Clifford Greene; and her brother, Delbert Harold Robbins, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Noble “Dean” Connor, Jr (Colleen) and Troy Allan Connor (Dani) both of Rich Hill, Missouri; her brothers, William Allen Robbins (Emma Jane) of Central Point, Oregon; David Wayne Robbins (Lisa) of Central Point, Oregon; sister, Carmen “Gayle” Robbins Torrez (Ron) of Belfair, Washington and a great number of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren who all meant the world to her. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Linda will be interned in Fort Scott National Cemetery with her husband Noble. There will be a Celebration of Life service on December 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill. All are welcome to the service which will be followed by a gathering at Kern Center 613 E. Park Avenue, in Rich Hill with light refreshments and the sharing of memories.

 

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