Linda Theresa McGibany, 76, of Odin passed away Monday, July 24, 2023, at the Odin Health Care Center. She was born on June 21, 1947, the daughter of William Elgan and Theresa Ann (Warren) Hall. She married the love of her life, Dennis McGibany, Sr. on March 29, 1968, in Greenville and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1995.
Survivors that will remember Linda’s compassionate heart include her beloved family, sons, Terry McGibany and wife Tammy of Salem, and Dennis McGibany and wife Michele of Odin; grandchildren, Joanna Fritz and husband Alex of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Tanya McGibany and significant other Mada of Centralia, Michael McGibany and wife Jessica of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Christina Baxter and husband Joey of Leitchfield, Kentucky and honorary son Alvin Hemrich; great grandchildren, Helix, Nash, Maverick, Caden, Natalie, Hadley, Bryar, and Addison; brother William “Bill” Hall and wife Mary Ellen of Odin; special nieces and nephews, Diana Lynn, Alexis Hall, Anna Marie, and Tony Zeigler; and a host of many more nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband, Dennis McGibany, Linda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Theresa Hall; her sisters Jo Ann Ballue, Charlene Bosler, Frances Moore, Mary Kay Bruns, Janalyn Winkler; her daughter, Linda Jean McGibany; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Linda was a faithful member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval and participated in the St. Monica Alter Society. She worked as a registered nurse for 45 years, giving the best of care to her patients, first at Opal’s Nursing Home in Odin for 32 years, where she shared an amazing bond with the owners Opal and Ethel. Opal was a wonderful mentor to Linda, giving her life lessons that equipped Linda to become the amazing nurse she was.
She then dedicated the remainder of her career to Odin Health and Rehab and was even asked to give a speech of honor at the nursing home’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Linda could not have had more love for her fellow friends at Odin Health and Rehab and she passed her work ethic on to her sons, Terry and Dennis as they grew up an honorary part of the nursing home’s team. She will be remembered as a loving, supportive mother who poured her everything into her family. Linda later called Odin Health and Rehab home and became a huge helper, an advocate for the other residents, and started a vegetable garden there growing fresh produce. She also was able to see her concrete project completed at Odin Healthcare. She was a Chicago Cubs fan who was beyond excited to see their long awaited 2016 World Series win. Linda attended St. Lawrence Catholic School where she participated in the choir from second grade and up. She had a gift of creativity, making ceramic nativity scenes that she gifted to grateful friends and family. Linda was kind, considerate, and gentle, always holding her family close to her heart. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2023, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval with Father Jose Jacob officiating. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sandoval. Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation time from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home an hour prior to the service time on Friday. Memorials may be made in Linda’s honor to Odin Health and Rehab Activities Department. Online condolences and memories of Linda may be shared with family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com.