Linda  Thorne
Linda Sue Thorne, 72, of Ottumwa, died at 6:54 a.m. October 14, 2019 at home.
She was born August 8, 1947 in Ottumwa to Manuel J. and Alice Winingham Sanders. She married Gene Corbett and he preceded her in death February 12, 1996.
She married Ronald Lee Thorne and they have been married the past 16 years.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School and Iowa School of Beauty, Linda later managed different beauty schools around the state of Iowa.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening and entertaining others.
Linda is survived by her husband, Ron; a daughter, Mendie (Joel) Skarp of Minnesota; step-children, Randy Leedom and Teresa Thorne; two grandchildren, Jackson and Jonathan; a brother, Manuel "Bud" Sanders Jr. of Keswick; a sister, Doris Sprague of California City, CA; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Sanders, Jean Dyer, Wilma Gail and Julie Johnson.
Her body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Memorials may be made to the family for her grandchildren.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 14, 2019


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Holly L Schippers
Oct 16, 2019
Linda lit the candle that became the passion of my career. She was a wonderful mentor that continued to help me grow beyond school. Her encouragement and lack of judgement are the foundation that I base my own practices on. Linda will always have a place in my heart and in the industry, she will be missed. Thank you for sharing her with us.
jim bower
Oct 16, 2019
so sorry prayers for Ron and family
Tina Long
Oct 15, 2019
Linda was such an inspiration in my life. What a strong lady with an even stronger personality. She touched so many lives over the years.
Karla Davis
Oct 15, 2019
I have such fond memories of a time long ago. I know that you are at peace now. I pray that those left behind will find peace in the roles we each played in your life. Uncle Ron, keeping you in my prayers 💚
Cari Hubbard
Oct 14, 2019
You know how you always have that one teacher or educator that make a big impact on your life? Well Linda was that person for me. My first memory of hair school was sitting with you in your office going through the admissions process. I still have the speech you wrote for my graduation day. Such a wonderful person. You will be greatly missed.
Nicole Weston
Oct 14, 2019
Linda was an inspiration and a great mentor as a teacher and later coworker in the beauty industry. Not only was she gorgeous on the outside, but inside as well. She always had the best and most thoughtful advice. Prayers for peace Ron, Mindy and grandchildren.
Juan and Kristine Garcia
Oct 14, 2019
We have a special memory of making gramma Sanders fried chicken with Aunt Linda and Uncle Ron. Always enjoyed visiting with them! We'll miss you Aunt Linda