Linda Ann Boone, age 60, of Elgin, passed away at home on June 27, 2016.  She was born January 25, 1956 in Tiptonville, TN to the loving parents of Z.W. Williams and Mary Martin.

Linda attended the old Elgin High School and Elgin Community College.  She worked for Elgin Mental Hospital, retiring in 2014 after 17 years of service.  She was a hard worker who was beloved by her colleagues.

She married childhood friend Kirk Boone after 15 years together.  Linda enjoyed spending time with family and always put her loved ones first.  She relied upon the love and support of her children as she recovered from multiple surgeries.

Linda will be remembered as a caring, down to earth woman with a great sense of humor.  She was a woman of discernment, very intelligent and extremely strong-willed.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Kirk Boone; sister Marylee Lark; brother Rickey Elam; and uncle Anderson Earl Martin.

Linda is survived by her children Shurue Martin, Kuta Martin, Kabrina Martin, Coredray Martin and Shera Martin; grandchildren Taylor Martin, Deondra Malone, Dravion Malone, X’Zavion Rose, Jy’ala Booker, Jayveeia Martin, Alayzah Martin, Jashayla Martin, Jordan Howell, Daijah Malone, Deyari Malone, Aaniyah Castaneda, Andraya Martin, Kylen Martin, and Damien Torres (Malik),; siblings Joann Council, Carolyn Martin, Gene Martin, Randy Martin, Dennis Martin and Barbara Martin; aunt Sue Gross; cousins Willie B, Kent Martin, Micheal Martin, Tony Gross and Kim Martin; nieces and nephews Carla Martin, Greg Council, Mahogany Martin, Donte Martin, Shon Council, Shermain Council, Jerome Lark, Chastity Brumlow, Candice Martin, Chris Martin, Cameron Martin, Ciera Martinez, Renice Martin, Jawanza Lark, Steve Lark, Bobby Ray Martin, Renice Martin, Tiana Stewart, Tish Martin, Taneka Stewart, Lavonda Elam, Nikki Elam, Karon Elam, Rickey Elam Jr., Demetrius Martin, Johnathon Turner, Marian Rodgers. and many others.

Visitation will be 10:00A.M. – 11:00A.M. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit St, Elgin.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00A.M., with Rev. Nathanial Edmond officiating. Interment will follow service at Bluff City Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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