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Linda L. Shook

Linda passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Alamo Nursing Home in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 15, 1937 in Plainwell, the daughter of William and Ruth (Daniels) Meyle. For over 20 years she had worked at Meijer in Kalamazoo until her retirement in 1992. Linda was the family historian and enjoyed painting, flower gardening and taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a skilled baker and was known for her delicious pies. Linda was a member of the Plainwell United Methodist Church for 63 years.

On September 2, 1955 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church she married Marvin Shook who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kim (Chris) Milani, Randy (Mary) Shook, Angie (Harold) Immekus and Jeff ( Gail) Shook;  6 grandchildren, Christopher, Josh, Matt, Alex, Erica and Kaley; 4 great-grandchildren, Lexus, Kait, Liam and Luke; siblings, Ann (Dan) Pell and Sandy Deason along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Linda’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Minor officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Alamo Nursing Home or Plainwell United Methodist Church.

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Mary DeMann

January 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Mrs Shook was our neighbor when we came to Plainwell in 1964. As a child I spent just as much time at the Shook house as my own home. She was like a second mom to me. Thankyou Linda for all the love you so freely gave! Blessings to all. May you be in the center of Gods hand at this time. Love you all..Mary


Jack, Susan, Grant and Brooke Pell

January 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Uncle Marv –

Our hearts are heavy!! We are so sorry to hear the news.

Aunt Linda holds such a warm spot within us, and

will forever be a part of us all!! We feel so BLESSED to have

had her in our lives! She is one of Gods Angels!!

(Making pies in Heaven)

We love you,

Jack, Susan, “Mr. Grant”, and Brooke


Cindy (Reeves) Flickinger

January 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm

So sorry for your families loss what a wonderful lady I know my grandparents loved you all as neighbors. I loved and admired your mom and family very much hugs and prayers, I now live in Tennessee and will be unable to attend much love.


Bob and Martha Reeves

January 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Linda was a very special lady very caring and loving and always had a nice greeting and a smile as well. Marvin and her mad a very special couple. May she rest in peace.

Bob and Martha Reeves.


Jackie Ransbottom Stack

January 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm

The world has lost a fine lady! She was the kindest, dearest soul on this earth. Her home was ALWAYS open for anyone and everyone, and she made sure she had food for all. Aunt Linda was the hostess of the mostess! Holiday dinners were 30 course meals! She made sure there were at LEAST 30 different dishes. We NEVER went away hungry and ALWAYS had plenty!

My thoughts and prayers are with the Shook family during this difficult time. May you all be blessed with the fond memories of a special lady! God has gained an angel. Rest in peace, Aunt Linda. You will be tremendously missed. XOXO


Bob and Roberta Miles

January 12, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Dear Shook Family,

I ‘m so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing.

She had the most wonderful smile and always greeted us with great warmth.

I know she was a wonderful mother because I was lucky enough to have Randy and Angie in my 3rd grade class.

Sending sympathy and prayers.


Bob and Jo Chamberlin

January 12, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Prayers and sympathy for all the Shook family and Pell’s and Deasons. Linda was a special person and will be greatly missed. She will always be the person that Bob knew the longest (from birth – they were two days apart and their mothers were in the hospital together.


Tony Shumaker

January 12, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Sorry for your loss. I am thankful for God’s mercy for your Mother and Wife. May you all feel it in your hearts.

She was a quiet presence, but her smile spoke volumes.


Gene & Sandy Willis

January 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm

We are so very saddened with the loss of our very dear friend. Linda was truly a lady to admire, she was always so kind to everyone. Over the years we’ve had so many special times we shared and so enjoyed her wonderful dinners and amazing pies. We thought about her so much this last Christmas as it was one of her favorite holidays. She will be dearly missed.


Randal Max Honeysett

January 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Prayers and thoughts to the family. May you all find peace and comfort in these trying moments of life. Bless all of you.


Glen Bacon

January 12, 2019 at 8:37 pm

She was always the picture perfect mother in my eyes


Lori Ransbottom

January 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm

We have lost such a kind and wonderful lady. She was always positive and had kind things to say about everyone and everything, Our family spent so much time at the Shook house, every weekend and every holiday growing up we were together. We were there for weeks at a time while they made sure we got to school and were fortunate enough to experience her wonderful cooking. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Shook family, you have exemplified what love and devotion means, remember all of the great memories you experienced. She will be truly missed by all.


Patricia Wilcox

January 12, 2019 at 10:52 pm

Dear Marv and Family,

I am so sorry to hear that Linda has passed away. She was a Special lady dedicated to her family and her church. She will be missed. Many thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I am sorry that I cannot be there to attend her service.


Jerry and Judy Shumaker

January 13, 2019 at 1:29 am

To Marv and Family. Please know that we are so very, very sorry for your loss of Linda. She was a great lady and will be missed by so many. We always enjoyed her so much at the coffee gatherings at Burger King. When she went into the Alamo Nursing Home, we would visit her each time we went there to visit Jerry’s brother, Jack. She was a sweet and loving lady and was so very, very lucky to have such a wonderful family and to have Marv for a husband. He was so very devoted to Linda and we all admired him for his love and caregiving he gave her. He was at the nursing home every afternoon and stayed with her for hours and had the evening meal with her each day. Linda will be missed by a whole lot of people. We hope that your special memories will help you through the coming days and months ahead. Please know that our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days.


Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

January 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Marv and Family:

Marv, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


Bill Himmelein

January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Marv and family sorry for your loss


Denise Truax

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Marv and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Linda is at peace whole again! .Mom and Linda would sit on the bench in the hallway @ Church and they would just look at each other and drink their coffee. Smile or laugh at each other. I always wondered what they were thinking. She will be missed. I will miss Marv @ Alamo, you helped us get to know Alamo.


June & Steve Anson

January 13, 2019 at 5:41 pm

To Marv and all the Shook family, we are so sorry to hear Linda passed away. Having also worked at Meijers for many years, I know everyone she worked with thought she was a great co-worker. She will be greatly missed.


Jan Sell-Kimble and Michael Kimble

January 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Dear Marv, Kim, Randy, Angie and Jeff,

We are so very sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. Sending light, love and prayers. Always keep your sweet memories of her close to your heart. May God guide you during this most difficult time.


Laurie Yerby

January 13, 2019 at 7:35 pm

My Condolences to the Shook Family, especially to my son in law Jeff and my daughter Gail. May God send Angels to wrap their wings around everyone and they feel HIS Love in their sorrow. HIS LOVE WILL COMFORT EVERYONE


June & Steve Anson

January 13, 2019 at 9:04 pm

To Marv and the Shook Family, we are so very sorry to hear Linda passed away. Having also worked at Meijer, I know what a great co-worker she was. She will be greatly missed.


Marilyn (Noble) Lamborn and Family (Brett, Brooks, and Bruce)

January 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Dear Marv and Family:

You all were so Blessed to have such a beautiful, loving and caring Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother in your lives.

Marv, her precious soulmate, who took such wonderful care of Linda through her struggle these pass few years.

I feel privileged to have Linda as a classmate and friend.

You all are in my many thoughts and prayers.


Margaret Johnson

January 14, 2019 at 10:49 am

I’m very sorry about Linda’s death. She was truly a loving, kind, wonderful person and a great friend. I want to express my sincere sympathy to the whole family. One of the things I remember about Linda is how much she adored and enjoyed her family. All of you are in my prayers.


Patti Stephens Rybicki

January 14, 2019 at 10:55 am

Marv and family Linda was a delight always. A very devoted wife mother grandmother. She will be missed.


Theresa Sours

January 14, 2019 at 3:48 pm

My sympathy to Marvin and his family. I remember the Shook family from my childhood and wish them peace in this time of loss. Linda will be remembered fondly.


Veronica and Kenneth Crowell

January 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm

Marvin and family. Our sincere sympathy to you during this time of Linda’s passing. Linda was a special and warm person, her genuine smile will be missed. Take care of each other.

Veronica and Ken


Tim and Marcia Quigley

January 15, 2019 at 11:46 am

Marv and Family,

We send our love and prayers to you! Linda was such a beautiful lady, so polite and kind! I will always remember waiting on her at the Elks. She was so patient with me! Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!


Heather MacDonald

January 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Aunt Linda was a loving, caring person who took pride in taking care of her family and friends. She loved babies and each new baby in the family was an opportunity for Aunt Linda to ‘get their sugar’ which meant she would kiss their neck and they would squeal with laughter. I have fond memories of family holidays and Aunt Linda would make a point to make my dad’s favorite pie – coconut cream if I remember correctly – which would make him happy. And I remember Aunt Linda comforting my mom, her youngest sister, when my father passed. For all these reasons and many more, we were blessed to have her in our lives and she will be greatly missed.

Uncle Marv, Kim, Randy, Angie, and Jeff – I am sorry for the loss you endured, you are in my thoughts now and always.



January 16, 2019 at 1:23 am

Marv, so sorry to hear about Linda. Thinking about you. Brenda (Jones) Lund.


Ken and Toni Coburn

January 16, 2019 at 8:57 am

Marv, You are one of the most wonderful friends we have ever had. It was our privilege to have known you and your wife over the years. Toni and I will keep you and yours in our hearts.


Linda and Bruce Goplen

January 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

Dear Marv and family,

Bruce and I were saddened to hear about Linda’s passing. She was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Linda always had a smile on her face and always said ” hello dear” when she greeted me! Linda adored her family and took great pride in taking care of all of you especially on Sundays when she cooked and made yummy pies! We will miss her in the days ahead, but memories from years gone by will always be in our heart and on our mind May the Lord bless and comfort all of you during this time of grief and sadness.


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