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Linda Duffy-Passmore
March 23, 1945 - November 18, 2016

Linda Lea Stohr-Duffy-Passmore, 71, of Independence, Iowa went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  Services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, with visitation from 9:00 am until the service time on Tuesday. There will be a private burial at a later date in Fontana Cemetery in Hazleton, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established by the family.

Linda was born on March 23, 1945 on the family farm near Hazleton, Iowa, the daughter of Milo and Ellamae (Lotts) Stohr.  She graduated from the Stanley High School in 1963.  Linda worked as a telephone operator at US West until her retirement. She was first united in marriage to Ronald Duffy, they were later divorced. On May 27, 2003 she was united in marriage to W. C. Passmore, he passed away on January 26, 2012.  Linda enjoyed fishing, camping, visiting the casinos, watching racing, music ( especially at Branson, Missouri), cooking and time with her grandchildren. Linda touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her two sons, Duane (Kathy) Duffy of Stanley, Iowa and Darin (Jennifer) Duffy of Urbana, Iowa; two grandchildren, Karter and Ella; five “granddogs”, Cooper, Carley, Red, Bentley and Ally; two brothers, Lloyd (Della) Stohr of Hazleton and Larry (Pat) Stohr of Oelwein; her first husband, Ronald Duffy of Fairbank, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.  


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Kimberly ( Davis ) Chien on November 23, 2016 at 1:28 AM said:

My condolences to Linda's family and friends. I worked with her at USWest and she was unfailingly kind, generous and loving. You're in my prayers during this difficult time.
Alvina (Lentz) Murphy on November 22, 2016 at 7:08 AM said:

My thought and prayers are with you. Linda was as good friend in high school. I remember once in home ec. clrk6pass I pulled her chair back when she went to sit down. She forgave me but never let me forget and we remained friends. She will be missed.
Garry & Betty Davidson on November 22, 2016 at 5:30 AM said:

Prayers and sympathy for the Stohr and Duffy families.
Michele Buhr on November 21, 2016 at 8:10 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in in my thoughts and prayers.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on November 21, 2016 at 4:35 PM said:

Please accept our condolences. May Linda rest in peace
Pat Arthaud on November 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM said:

My sincere sympathy to the Duffy and Stohr families. Please know that she is now at peace and will look down from Heaven to watch over all of you.
Sue Strohecker and Rod Abbas on November 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM said:

To the family, we are sorry for your loss. So many memories of "Race Mom" watching and sitting with her in the stands at Independence race track. Thoughts and prayers to all
Scott Braun on November 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM said:

Thoughts and Prayers from Scott Tracey Alec and Emily
Don daes on November 21, 2016 at 4:02 AM said:

Very sad to here of Linda's passing, she was a wonderful person. Linda and Ronnie treated me like family and she will forever be in my thoughts. I will never forget her potato salad
Travis Lamphere on November 21, 2016 at 3:54 AM said:

DARIN, I'm saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She was always kind and generous to me. She will always be remembered as an awesome lady. Lots of fun too. Sympathy and prayers to your family. My mother, Carla, said she always enjoyed visiting with your Mom. Their visits would pick right up from the last time they saw each other.
Roger & Bonnie on November 20, 2016 at 10:47 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Linda. She was such a great person and always had a smile and ready to talk. We had so many good memories going to grade school in Stanley.
Patty Wisher on November 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Linda's passing, I met her when I worked at Qwest, and always went to talk to her when I saw her at the races. I am glad that I saw her 1 last time this summer,when she was there to watch Darin race. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Susie Tressler on November 20, 2016 at 8:03 PM said:

Duane, Darin & family---I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful person and we would all have such a great time together. We can all cherish the many great memories that we have all had with her & that will guide us thru the difficult days.
Mary Lou Cosselman on November 20, 2016 at 7:44 PM said:

So saddened to hear about Linda. We had many good times! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Eloise Baldwin on November 20, 2016 at 3:21 PM said:

love and prayers to all of you. Linda will be greatly missed.RIP Linda
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