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Linda Jean Hooker

July 20, 1952 March 29, 2019
Linda Jean Hooker
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Obituary for Linda Jean Hooker

Linda Jean (Parker) Hooker, 66, of Boaz, went to be with our Lord after an accident Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Linda was born in Richland Center, WI on July 20, 1952. She was raised on the family farm near West Lima along with her four sisters and two brothers. Significantly younger than her older siblings, Linda was close with many of her nieces. She attended West Lima for elementary and middle school. She graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1970.
She married Terry Cornell in 1970 and lived near her parent’s farm until 1983 when they moved to Viola. Together they had five boys: Jody, Jason, Joshua, Jamison, and Jonathon.
She attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Linda spent many years working in the Madison area before returning to Richland County in 2003. In 2013, Linda married Gaylord Hooker, who she had known from middle school. Gaylord and Linda settled in Boaz where they joyfully opened their home to friends and family.
Linda was a very kind soul and was a dear friend to many. She worked hard and put others first. She loved family gatherings and, like her mother, delighted in making delicious food for her loved ones to enjoy and raising plants. She was always looking for a chance to get all of her boys or her siblings together. Linda and Gaylord spent time together driving to farm shows and visiting with friends. Linda volunteered her time at the Boaz United Methodist Church and as an active member in the Lion’s Club.
She loved her boys and their wives, and she welcomed Gaylord’s children into the family. Linda is survived by her sons: Jody (Heather), Jason (Joy), Joshua (Rochelle), Jamison, and Jonathon (Jill) as well as Gaylord’s children: Candy (Andrew Zimmer), Josh (Susan), and Lisa Zimmerman.
Linda enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters. The laughter of her family is always a fond memory. She is survived by her siblings Lucille, Burt (Edi), Pat, Mary (Stan Anderson) and Lester (Karen).
Linda tried hard to be involved in the lives of her grandchildren and build a special bond. Surviving grandchildren include: Jacob, Jessica (Joel Bechtel), Gracie, Ashley, Brody, Jorden, Jonathon, Mason, Justen, Alex, Ezra, Daisy, Andrew, Anna, Behati, Sloane, and great grandson Julian. The youngest of her family will never know her as well as they should, but they will hear the loving stories.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Beulah; twin sisters, Jean and Joan; her sister, Eva; and her grandson, Tristen.
Linda will be forever missed but will never be forgotten by the many people who experienced her love and generosity.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Viola Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM and again on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel from 10:00 AM until the service time at 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

5

Apr

5:00 PM 4/5/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 4/5/2019 7:30:00 PM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

10:00 AM 4/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Apr

11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Viola Cemetery Final Resting Place

WI-131
Viola, Wisconsin 54664

WI-131 Viola 54664 Wisconsin
United States
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