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Linda Yott-Wills

April 14, 1959 — September 9, 2021

Linda Yott-Wills

Linda Yott-Wills

Age 62 of Coal City, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born April 14, 1959 in Chicago, Linda Sue was a daughter of Ronald and June (Fiene) Yott. She was raised and educated in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, and in 1997 she moved with her family to Coal City. Linda was a hard worker and held several jobs over her years, making sure she was able to help support and raise her family. She was a member of the Coal City Area Club and founded a Grandparents Support Group devoted to helping grandparents who were responsible for raising their grandchildren. This cause was near and dear to Linda’s heart, and she was proud to have impacted so many other grandparents’ lives and make life-long friends along the way. In her free time, she loved solving jigsaw and online puzzles, as well as playing online bingo and spending time on Facebook. Linda devoted her life to being the best wife, mother, and grandmother she could be, and cherished any time that she could spend with her loved ones.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Wills, whom she married on May 3, 2008; two children: Keith Loher of Dwight and Heather (Richard) Harwood of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren: John Wills of Coal City, whom she raised and adopted as her own son in 2008, and Joseph, Nicole, and Lilli Harwood, all of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother and one sister: Carol (Mickey) Niemczyk of Saint John, Indiana and Ronald Yott of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street, in Coal City from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service, 1:00 p.m. In accordance with CDC guidelines, face masks will be required by attendees of the visitation and funeral service.

Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live stream beginning Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A link for the event is available on Linda’s memorial page.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Linda’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Linda’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. In Coal City (815) 634-2125.

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