Linda F. Hecox

Linda F. Hecox, 76, of Independence, Missouri passed away on December 5, 2016 at home. Memorial services will be held at 12:00pm, Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at Raytown Christian Church, Raytown, Missouri. Visitation will be held 10:00-11:45pm, December 10th, 2016 also at Raytown Christian Church. Mrs. Hecox was born on January 14, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Linda graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1957. She then graduated from Bethany School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1960. She enjoyed 25+ years of nursing at various hospitals in Nebraska and Missouri before her retirement. Linda was voted “Miss Flame” in 1967 for the Raytown Fire Department. She was an artist belonging to the Raytown Artist’s Association. Linda was very active in Raytown Christian Church in the choir, CWF, Stephen’s Ministry, and Elders just to name a few. She was also a 14 year breast cancer survivor.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Sidney T. Breshears.
Survivors include husband Spencer S. Hecox, sister Carolyn Breshears, children; Nancy Hornbostel (Tom), Steve Hecox (Pat), Amy Watson (Dave), and Michelle Leigh (Darrel). She enjoyed 14 beautiful grandchildren, and 2.5 sweet great grandchildren, and numerous extended family members.


  1. Jason Zimmerman on December 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    To the entire Hexcox family and extended family at RCC, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was always a welcoming face at RCC. I remember her being very involved and supportive. “Miss Flame” seems appropriate. She is a light that she shared and passed on to others, and she will live on in those who continue to carry her light. Sending you all love and prayers.

  2. Carol Frevert on December 8, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Linda’s joy for life was wonderful to witness
    What a blessing she was to so many in her family and church family
    I regret that I will miss the celebration of her life but I know her spirit will continue to live through all her children grandchildren and greats
    Gods peace to all of you

  3. Kelli Frevert Smith on December 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Linda was such a welcoming face at RCC. I have so many fond memories of her from my childhood. Her kindness and love will live on by those she touched.

  4. Janelle Dyer on December 9, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    She was a dear choir mate- we sat beside each other for several years. Whenever we saw each other or spoke in the phone it was as if we were kindred spirits. She was an inspiration when I faced my cancer battle 4 years ago. She is singing in heaven with the angels free from the physical constraints of her earthly body. Prayers for all of her family as they somehow pass through this Christmas tide without her.

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