Mary Catherine Linkous, 84, of Pembroke and formerly of Christiansburg, departed this life Friday evening at her home in the loving care of her family and hospice. Born in Montgomery County on April 24, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Oakley Cornelius and Mary Jane Saul Murdock. “Nannie” was a beloved homemaker, mother, grandmother and attended Bethel Chapel at Clendennin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert T. “Bud” Linkous, her son Terry Wayne and his wife Carolyn Linkous, her brothers Norris, June, Eugene, and Louis Murdock, her sisters Martha Dalton and Betty Whitlock, and her son-in-law Mark Markley.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth Edward and Corinne Linkous of Charlotte, NC; her daughters and son-in-law Joyce Markley of Tallahassee, FL, Michelle and Delbert Collins of Pembroke; her grandchildren Alex Linkous of Ohio, Savannah and Duncan Collins of Pembroke; her brother William “Bill” and his wife Faye Murdock of Blacksburg; her sister Nancy M. Allen of Mississippi; and caregiving helpers to whom the family is most grateful Teresa Santolla and Family, Darlene and John Gusler and Family, and Patty and Jackie Collins.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm before the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to Medi Hospice or Relay For Life. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.