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Linda Lou Estep

Linda Lou (Shaw) Estep, 74, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Franklin.

She was born May 24, 1940, in Knight Ridge to Samuel “Otis” Shaw and Bertha Lee (Copas) Shaw. She married Ken Estep on July 28, 1956. He preceded her in passing

Nov. 24, 2006.

She is survived by four children, Curtis William (Dee) Estep, Lisa G. (Barry) McTarsney, Rebecca Jo Estep and Lillian (Bill) Estep-Fleener, all of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Stacy Estep; seven grandchildren, Michelle McTarsney, Ashlee (Marcus) Shisler, Richard Fleener, Alisha (Chris) Dunning, Colt Fleener, Kenneth Estep and Kody Estep; nine great-grandchildren, Jayce Akins, Marlee Shisler, Makayla Shisler, Sylas Shisler, Brynlee Fleener, Christopher Dunning, Madison Dunning, Aaden Dunning and Keagan Dunning; and three siblings, Orpha Jean Drake of Shelbyville, Kenneth Edward “Kenny” Shaw of Shelbyville and Douglas “Doug” (Jonell) Shaw of Franklin.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, Otis and Bertha Shaw; her husband, Ken Estep; a son, Tim Estep; a granddaughter, Tori Fleener; two brothers, Charles Gilbert Shaw and Cletus Wayne (Vearin) Shaw; and one sister, Edith Wanita (Merele)Adkins.

She attended school in Franklin.

She worked for the Steer Restaurant in Franklin for several years. She was employed at Athens Restaurant as a waitress for 37 years.

She was a member of Whiteland Church of Christ.

Linda loved writing poems and songs and had been on KORN Country Radio a few times reading poems and singing songs.

She loved reading her Bible and going to church. She enjoyed bowling in bowling leagues through the years. She so enjoyed her job at Athens and joking with the customers. She was known by many as “Lottery Linda” and “Land Boat Lou” because she loved scratching lottery tickets and going to the casino. She was also known as the “Donut Lady.”

Her most enjoyment and love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Ronnie Hewitt will conduct a service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Online condolences may be made at flinnmaguire.net.

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