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Linda Carol Fleshman, 79 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in Milan. 

She was born in Pollock, Missouri to Franklin Decotas and Constance (Connie) A. Livingston on November 18, 1943. 

Linda married Wendell Fleshman on November 27, 1958. She spent her younger years traveling with the love of her life to many places beyond the feed lots like Hawaii, Alaska, Las Vegas, and Argentina. 

Linda worked at Char-Mais Fashions where she did alterations and at F&W Menswear located on the north side of the square in downtown Milan. She also proudly worked for the family businesses at the Brookfield and Milan Livestock Auctions, and as a bookkeeper for Fleshman Enterprises Inc. up until her death. 

Linda’s favorite time of the year was the holidays because she loved when the family gathered at her home, and she would cook for everyone. Linda loved being around her children and grandchildren more than anything. She always enjoyed it when they stopped by the house to visit or called her. She was more than the matriarch of the family and will be missed by many. 

She is survived by sons Brad and Doug (Lori) and daughter Kathy Powell; grandchildren Brett (Kodi) Fleshman, Justin (Mercedes) Fuller, Heather (Justin) Fuemmeler, Jamie (Kyle) Horstman, Kayla (Jeff) Shipley, Jerad (Kenzie) Fuller, Decotas Powell, Jessica Fleshman, Nikita Powell, Meghan Fleshman, Carrie (Luis) Sanchez, Marissa (Zack) Western, and Blythe LaFaver, and 12 great grandchildren. 

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; son, Fred; parents, Franklin and Connie and her four sisters, Frances Livingston, JoAnn McCormack, Donna Stanley and Janis Sharp. 

A visitation for Linda was held Saturday evening, September 9, 2023, at Ruschmeier- Smith Funeral Home in Milan. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 10, 2023, at the funeral home with Doug Williams officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Heather Fuemmeler, Jamie Horstman, Kayla Shipley, Jessica Fleshman, Nikita Powell, Meghan Fleshman, Jacey Fuller and Brynlee Arnold. 

Pallbearers were: Brett Fleshman, Jerad Fuller, Justin Fuller, Decotas Powell, Gavin Arnold and Lecen Fuller. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Oakwood Cemetery.