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June 1, 1952 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
Linda (Stamp) Lemon, 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2023, surrounded by family at Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Linda was born June 1, 1952, in Knoxville, Iowa, the daughter of Darlene (Coleman) Conway and Carroll E. Miller. She spent a great deal of time with her maternal grandparents in Knoxville, growing up in the church where she developed a love of music and singing. She learned to play piano by ear and participated in choirs at church and school.
Linda married her first husband, Jake Jacobson, 1973, in Nevada, Iowa, where they made their home and raised two sons, Derek and Laiff. Linda and Jake had a country band for many years and they played gigs most weekends. Linda loved to sing and be on stage, it was her favorite thing. She moved to Burlington, IA where she met her true love, Jim Stamp. They married in 1985. A union that lasted 22 years until Jim passed away. Linda was married three times, but in her words, "Who's counting Dahling".
Linda was a paralegal and worked for Crowley & Bunger Law Firm for many years and made lifelong friends of her coworkers, whom she loved dearly. She also owned and operated a store in downtown Burlington for a few years called “Guess What?” She then retired and moved to Florida for more sun and fun. She met many more lifetime friends there. After several years there she moved back to Burlington in 2022.
She had a contagious love of life that helped her through even the hardest of times. Linda was faced with a cancer diagnosis only six weeks earlier, but in true Linda fashion, she lived each moment until her last. She maintained that “let’s party” approach to life and enjoyed seeing family and friends until her last breath. She laughed often and had a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She was a very generous person and was always willing to help others. Linda enjoyed socializing and drinks with the girls, dancing, singing, social media, and crafting. And she loved her cats like family. She was a very generous person and was always willing to help others.
Linda’s family is not defined by blood as she treated everyone like family. She is survived by her sons and spouses: Derek and Teenae Jacobson of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Laiff and Denise Jacobson of Dixon, Illinois. Step-children: Gregg and Christy Stamp, Louisville, Kentucky
Siblings include: Cindy and Randy Krauel of Carroll, Iowa, and Dayton and Nicole Larpenter of West Burlington, IA, and John and Teresa Miller of Ash Grove, Missouri, and many wonderful, loyal, lifetime friends.