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Linda Joyce Thurston

April 28, 1947 — January 7, 2024

Shelbyville

Linda Joyce Thurston

 

Linda Joyce Thurston, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away, Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

She was born April 28, 1947, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Marksbury) Carroll. On September 28, 1963, she married Joseph Dwain Thurston, and he preceded her in death on January 31, 2022.

Linda is survived by her sons, Gregory Scott Thurston of Shelbyville, Jonathan Dwain Thurston and wife, Janna, of Rushville, and Bradley Aaron Thurston and wife, Mindy, of Greensburg; sisters, Shirley Axsom and husband, Ron, of Columbus, Diana Reed of Shelbyville, Teresa Greiber and husband, Randy, of South Carolina; brother, Robert Carroll and wife, Wilma, of Jeffersonville, Mike Carroll, Tim Carroll and wife, Theresa, David Carroll and wife, Cheryl, all of Shelbyville, and Tony Carroll of South Carolina; grandchildren, Morgan Hirschauer and husband, Keith, McKenzie Thurston, Marie Thurston, Hyatt Thurston, Riley Thurston, Jordan Thurston and JoLeigh Thurston; great-grandchildren, Lilli Dusenbury, Layla Hirschauer, Sawyer Thurston and Grayson Martin; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to Joseph, Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Martin.

In 1970, Linda graduated from Shelbyville High School. She attended IUPUI and studied English and creative writing.

She was a member of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church. She was also a member of the Christian Union Women’s Fellowship, where she served as local and state president.

Linda worked in retail, until retiring in 2000.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, 466 SCR 775 E, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 am, Saturday, at the church.

Interment will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.

Online condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Blue Ridge Christian Union Church

466 S 775 E, Shelbyville, IN 46176

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Blue Ridge Christian Union Church

466 S 775 E, Shelbyville, IN 46176

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