Linda Gayle Groce
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on May 8, 2021 at home, surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Bedford, IN to the late Beatrice (Jarvis) and Cecil Williams.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Anthony and a daughter Tammy.
She is survived by her loving husband Larry, and her son’s John, David, Tate, and daughter Kim. She is also survived by her sister, Cedar Orman; grandmother to Luke, Mason, Cole, Taylor, Beau, Matthew, Conner, Cate, Camden, Garrett and Devann.
Linda graduated in 1985 from Indiana University with her Bachelors in Nursing. She then began her nursing journey in 1987 and went on to become a pioneer in behavior health nursing in Bloomington, IN. She worked at what is now called Centerstone for nearly 30 years and treated patients with underlying mental health conditions. It would be an understatement to say that this was Linda’s passion in life. Her mission was to help others who fall short of helping themselves whether it be in general population or those who have been placed within the judicial system. She was also a proud member of the faculty for the Capstone Program at the Indiana University School of Nursing.
Linda’s hobbies were her family, sports, travel, camping and she held memberships and affiliations for the America Nurse Credentialing Center, the Indiana Board of Nursing and the Church of Christ. Linda also had a huge soft spot for animals.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone with whom she interacted with directly and indirectly, in her career as a nurse. Her kindness, loyalty and compassion will continue to live on through all that knew her. The best description of Linda would be “fun, passionate, funny, feisty, and always…. without a filter”. We can all agree that we wouldn’t have wanted her any other way!
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 13th from 10am-12pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with services beginning at 12pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at 2:30pm in Cresthaven Cemetery in Bedford, IN.
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