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Linda F. (Carpenter) Donavant

Linda F. (Carpenter) Donavant, 73, of Forsyth, Missouri


Linda F.  (Carpenter) Donavant, 73, of Forsyth entered into rest surrounded by her loved ones, on Monday January 9, 2023 in Branson, Mo. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.  at the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson.  Charles Jussel will officiate with burial following in the Cedar Valley Cemetery, Hollister.

Linda Faye Donavant was born Aug. 24, 1949 in Hollister, Missouri to Emerson and Nellie (Beal) Carpenter. She graduated from Hollister High School. Linda was blessed with two sons, Micheal and Chad.  She was united in marriage to Larry Donavant on Aug. 20, 1988 at Kimberling City, Mo., who has preceded her in death.

Linda was a native resident of Taney County.  She had attended Cedar Valley Church, Hollister. She will be remembered for playing the character Mrs. Wheeler in Shepherd of the Hills play. Linda worked for Shepherd of the Hills in the gift shop as the manager and many other positions thru out the park. She had also worked for Silver Dollar City in the warehouse shipping and receiving. Linda had many interests an animal lover; an avid coke collector; enjoyed reading, watching crime shows, and westerns on TV and had a collection of James Bond movies. She was a great mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry, her son Micheal Coffelt, her great grandson Zachary Edmondson and three siblings Bertha Mae, Charley and Blaine Carpenter. 

Linda is survived by her son Chad Coffelt (Joyce) of Forsyth, two step-daughters Deanna Hustead (Darin), Chrisy Pollard (Curt), step-son Joe Donavant (Jan), grandchildren Cheyann Coffelt, Tray Coffelt, Coye Coffelt, Jace Coffelt, Lane Edmondson, Kelby Edmondson, Lyndsy Edmondson; Rebecca Ranker, Sean Smith, A.J. Pollard, Tyler Pollard, Garrett Donavant, Cole Donavant, and Mallory Donavant, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 10 A.M. Saturday Jan. 14, 2023 in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson.  Memorials may be sent to the family at 1638 E. Hwy 76, Branson, Mo. 65616.



Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory

1638 East State Highway 76

Branson, Missouri 65616

Telephone – 417-334-3670

Fax – 417-336-3670

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