Linda Lou McGown-Bicknell passed from this life Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Joplin, Mo. She was born February 7, 1941 in Vinita, Okla. to the union of Edward and Lucille “Mock” Bensley.

Linda enjoyed square dancing, needle point, watching movies, Greek Mythology and Archeology. She worked as a purchasing agent for Flemming Foods for several years.

Preceded in death were her parents and two brothers Franklin Cook, and Gene Bensley.

Linda is survived by three sons, Scott Bicknell and Kevin Lane of Joplin, Mo., Sheldon Bicknell (Jamie) of Arma, Kan., and Wade McGown of San Diego, Calif.; one bonus daughter, Carol Snider; two sisters, Billie Carlton and Ruby Mitchell.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday March 17, 2011 at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Pastor Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Linda has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, Kan.