Linda Kay Shearin died Oct. 10, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born June 25, 1949 to Joyce Vivian (Laun) and Kenneth Edward Fisher of Bement. She graduated from Bement High School in 1967 and attended Illinois Wesleyan University, Millikin University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from Butler University.
Linda lived many years near Kokomo, Indiana with her former husband, Robert Shearin, prior to moving to Colorado. She enjoyed performing and teaching music, sewing, cooking, gardening and skiing. She played many instruments including saxophone, oboe, piano, pipe organ and others.
She is survived by her daughter Dr. Marti (Jeff) Drum of Knoxville, Tennessee; sisters Marilyn (Terry) Young, Donna Harshbarger-Guererro, Nancy (David) McDougall; stepsiblings William (Julie) Gallagher, Angela (David) Ard and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jerry Fisher, stepbrother Gary Gallagher and stepmother Jacqueline Fisher.
A gathering of family in Linda’s memory is being planned in the spring. Memorials may be to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation on the campaign page named In Memory of Linda Shearin.