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Linda Sue (Freesmeyer) Shotts

June 9, 1946 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Linda Shotts Obituary

Linda Sue Shotts, age 77, of Estes Park, Colorado entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at ‘Accel at Longmont’ (a long-term care facility) located in Longmont, Colorado. Linda was born in Pike County Illinois at the home of her maternal grandparents, Harry and Inez Peck on June 9, 1946. 

Linda graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1964 and Olivet Nazarene College with a degree in education in 1968. Following graduation, she worked as a high school teacher at Calhoun County High School in Hardin, Illinois for two years and Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, Illinois for 33 years. She completed her master's in education at Southern Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.  Linda retired from teaching in 2003 completing 35 years in the classroom. 

Linda was active in the church. Singing in the choir, playing in the handbell choir and teaching Sunday school class. She enjoyed her retirement in Pleasant Hill until 2013 when she moved to Estes Park, Colorado to enjoy the mountains with her family.  Linda cherished time with her loved ones, spending countless weekends with her husband, son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. 

Linda is survived by her husband of 56 years, William E. Shotts; son Bryan Shotts and his wife Erica of East Lyme Connecticut, son Christopher Shotts and his wife, Anita of Estes Park and daughter Melanie Shotts Burdick and her husband, Jon Robert of Estes Park. Five grandsons Kodi, Cole, Jonah, Liam and Creed and two granddaughters Alexandra and Kadynce, and one great grandson Jace, whom she loved very much. She will be missed by her three brothers Phillip, William and John Freesmeyer and two sisters Sharon Ramazzini and Nina Green and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents; her mother Ella Jean Freesmeyer Fenton; her father Floyd Freesmeyer, Jr.; and many aunts and uncles. 

Friends may visit with Linda’s family on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home, 530 West Adams Street, Pittsfield, Illinois. The funeral service at Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene will be Monday, March 11, 2024, at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery at 23358 County Highway 11, Pittsfield, IL  62363. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene, Nebo Church of the Nazarene or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

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March 10, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Niebur Funeral Homes
530 W. Adams St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Funeral Service
March 11, 2024

10:30 AM
Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene (Pittsfield)


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