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Linda Kay (Livingston) Wessel

May 26, 1961 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 60)


Linda Kay Wessel, 60, of Gordonville, received her crown of life on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Linda was born May 26, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, to Calvin C. and Donna M. Phelps Livingston.  She was a 1979 graduate of Cape Central High School.

She frequently volunteered at Cape First Church and Safehouse for Women. Linda was a fervent prayer warrior and passionate child of God. When she wasn’t tending to others, her tranquil escapes included family trips to Walt Disney World and hunting for seashells along the beach.

Linda, affectionately known as Maw Maw, adored spending time with her three beloved grandchildren, always viewing each moment with them as precious. She wore a multitude of hats, making her incredibly special to so many. Linda had the most selfless, giving soul—unfailingly serving others and having compassion first, love always, and judgement never. She was without a doubt an inspiration to innumerable people and has left behind a remarkable legacy.

Her loving survivors include her husband of 33 years, David Joe Wessel of Gordonville; two sons, Austin (Alyssa) Wessel of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Joseph (McKala) Wessel of Gordonville; grandchildren, Skyler, Chloe, and Josiah; sister, Pamela Hamilton of Cape Girardeau; brother, Kenneth Livingston of Cape Girardeau; eight nieces including Kara Sissom, Stephanie Ganim, Angela Dodds; six nephews including Chris Livingston; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The family will honor Linda with a private graveside service at New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Chad Fisher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to Safe House for Women or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Linda’s personal obituary page at mccombsfuneralhome.com.

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Memorial Visitation
September 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home
1425 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Private Inurnment

New Lorimier Cemetery
835 Caruthers St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


Safe House for Woman aka Safe House of Southeast Missouri
230 N. Spring St., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-335-7745
Web: https://www.semosafehouse.org/how-you-can-help/

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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