Obituaries

Linda S. Kissinger, 74

Linda S. Kissinger, 74, of Grangeville passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

Linda was born July 19, 1946 in Grangeville to Arlan and Rosamond Mattox. She attended school in Grangeville and graduated in 1964.

She married Ronnie Aiken on July 1, 1966. They had two children, David Aiken and Sheila Key.

She worked 30 years in the banking industry as a teller, banker, and bank manager at Wells Fargo and its predecessors. She made so many friendships over the years that it was difficult for her to retire in 2014.

She later married Don Kissinger on February 28, 2015.

She will always be remembered by her kind heart and her love for life. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with her family. She loved her children and grandchildren more than life itself.

Linda is survived by her husband, Don Kissinger. Her children David Aiken, Sheila and Jason Key. Her grandchildren Kayla Key and Jace Key. Her stepchildren Anne and Mark Waite, David and Chikako Kissinger, Bob and Michiko Kissinger. Her step grandchildren Andrew and Madison Kissinger, Jessica Waite, Nicholas Waite, Jennifer Kissinger, Alan Kissinger, Brian and Kathleen Kissinger and great granddaughter Lillian Kissinger. Her brothers Gary Mattox and Gene Mattox, sister Sandra and Mike Ankney. She is also survived by her entire Aiken family and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronnie Aiken. Her stepson, Scott Kissinger. Her parents, Arlan & Rosamond Mattox, brothers Patrick Mattox and Larry Dean Mattox (Deanie).

Linda’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Jessup for taking special care of her and being someone she could always count on. Dr. Jessup will always have a very special place in all of our hearts. Syringa Hospice made these last days so much more comforting. You are all so caring and provided such great care. Leslie, we could not have done it without you. We would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Syringa Hospital for the amazing care that she received.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Inurnment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to blackmerfuneralhome.com.

Condolences to the family of Linda S. Kissinger, 74

  • Al & Carol Arnzen says:

    Don. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. You and family are in our prayers. Al and Carol Arnzen

  • Sharon Key says:

    Linda will always be in my heart. My thoughts , prayers, and hugs to the family. Rest in Paradise Linda.

  • Sue Puryear says:

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Linda’s love for you and the joy she brought to us all is ours forever.

  • Rachel Biebow says:

    Linda touched the lives of so many people in her lifetime. She will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to you and your families during this difficult time.

  • Bud and Courtney Whitcomb says:

    So sorry for your loss. Linda will be well thought of and remembered forever.

  • Nancy Charley says:

    So sorry for your loss, your Mom will be missed by all.

  • Jeremy & Valeena Fischer says:

    Prayers for you and your family during these times. Cherish your memories of the love your beautiful mother shared with you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Terra Hill says:

    Linda will be greatly missed by this community. She was always a friendly face and so much help at the bank. We always looked forward to seeing her in the office as well. She had such gratitude for life. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Terra Hill

  • Vickie S Peterson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Linda and I had known each other since 1st grade, but got to know each other better since she started at the bank.

  • Teri & Mike Murphy says:

    I worked with Linda @ First Security Bank back in the old days, and would occasionally run into her around town…she was still the LINDA I knew back then, sweet and friendly as ever!!! She will definitely be missed by many.

  • Keith Mattox says:

    Sending prayers for the family form the Mattox family from North Dakota

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