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Linda L. Newton, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed this life on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home, at the age of 74. She was born in Bakersfield, California on June 24, 1943 to Earl and Ina (Banks) Tolbert. She was a 1961 graduate of Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Linda married Leonard Marcinkevicius and to this union were two children, Darin and Scott Marcinkevicius. He preceded her in death in 1972. She met and married Wayne Newton and they had one daughter, Jamie Newton. Linda worked for the Oklahoma Highway Dept. in Muskogee for several years, before working with the Veterans Affairs in Muskogee. She was a member of the Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Linda enjoyed bowling, fishing and was an avid Bingo player. Most importantly, she was a loving mother, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her children, Darin Marcinkevicius of Lumberton, TX, Scott Marcinkevicius and his wife Lisa of Muskogee, OK, and daughter, Jamie Newton of Muskogee, OK, one brother, Brooks Tolbert and his wife Karen and one sister, Mary Miller and her husband Gary, all of Muskogee, OK, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Shipman's Muskogee Funeral Chapel, at 1325 N. York, with Pastor's James McCracken and Steve Moss officiating. Arrangements and cremation were under the care of Shipman's Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.
Published on February 15, 2018
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