West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Linda Dethrow
Linda Dethrow

Linda Lou (Martin) Dethrow was born the daughter of Roy Martin and Inez (Harmon) Martin on October 22, 1939, in Couch, Missouri, and departed this life in West Plains, Missouri, on March 18, 2016, at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage on June 22, 1957, in Thayer, Missouri, to Howard Dethrow.

She is survived by her husband, Howard of the home in Couch, Missouri; one daughter, Janet Bennett and husband, Clifton of Couch, Missouri; two granddaughters, Andrea Nicholson and husband, Dennis of Couch, Missouri and Krystal Wiersma and husband, Brian of Ankeny, Iowa; four great grandchildren, Dalton and Carter Nicholson, Emilynn and Madalynn Wiersma; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Inez Martin.

Linda was a long time member of Garfield Free Will Baptist Church. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed helping on the family farm.

She will be remembered as devoted wife, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by her family and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 21, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Kelly, Pam and Kaley Johnson
    March 20, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

    Janet and family, Just wanted you to know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. What a blessing to know that our Moms’ are in the presence of the Lord.


  2. Patti Gwaltney
    March 20, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    Janet and family, So sorry to hear of your loss, Linda was a special person and will be greatly missed. You have my Deepest Sympathy and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Linda Cesar
    March 21, 2016 @ 12:05 am

    Heaven has received a very special angel. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Linda left me with many very special memories, that I cherish and will hold in my heart forever.
    Linda Cesar


  4. Loretta Mills
    March 25, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

    So sorry for Your loss. Your loved one was a wonderful person. Always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. My Love, Loretta Mills


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