Linda Appleby

Linda Sue Appleby

Wednesday, January 21st, 1948 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Private Family Services for Linda Appleby, age 72, of O’Neill, NE will be held at Word of Life Christian Center in O’Neill, NE. Private Inurnment will be in the O’Neill Cemetery. Linda's funeral will be live streamed on the Word of Life Center's Facebook page, Memorial Visitation will be Monday, October 12, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a Prayer Service at 7 pm. At the request of the family, masks and social distancing will be required. Linda passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted with Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill.

Linda Sue Walton was born on January 21,1948, at home in Neligh, Nebraska, to Barton and Maud (Keller) Walton. She grew up and attended school in O’Neill and graduated in 1966. She was united in marriage to Leroy Napier and to this union, 3 children were born. On July 31, 1984 she married Dick Appleby in Las Vegas, NV and to this marriage, Linda gained a daughter and son.

Linda worked at Two Rivers Steakhouse and was the head checker at Torpin’s Rodeo Market for 42 years. Linda could be found working evenings at the Legion Club and in more recent years cleaning several homes in O’Neill.

Linda enjoyed hosting various parties including Tupperware, home interior, and Pampered Chef to name a few. She was very competitive when it came to cards, dominoes, bag toss, or any other game.

When it came to fundraisers, family dinners, holiday events etc., Linda was the go-to person to organize, host, cook, decorate, or pitch-in wherever needed. Activities she enjoyed were Relay for Life, camping, cooking, crafts, games, and dancing. Linda loved shopping and she could ‘shop 'til she dropped’. But most of all, she enjoyed her family and friends and especially enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren. Her door was always open for anyone to stop for coffee or a meal and welcomed everyone with open arms and a smile.

She was a member of and baptized in the First Christian Church.

Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years Dick Appleby of O’Neill, NE; children and spouses, Todd (Jody) Napier of O’Neill, NE, Tammy (Jeff) Cahoy of Tabor, SD, Chad (Karen) Napier of Ewing, NE, Doug (Sheryl) Appleby of Mission, KS, Lorie (Ken) Buchholz of Bonner Springs, KS; 15 grandchildren, Tyler, Tiffany, Chris, Zach, Cody , Kayla, Logan, Levi, Brendan, Connor, Parker, Ethan, Katelyn, Hunter, and Morgan; and 3 great grandchildren, Presley, Alex, and Ellie. Linda is also survived by her sister, Connie (Leonard ‘Snooks’) Peterson of O’Neill, NE; brother, Willard (Francie) Walton of Norfolk, NE; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Walton of O’Neill, NE, Linda Walton of O’Neill, NE, Jan Walton of Clearwater, NE, LaVonna Appleby of O’Neill, NE, Doris Nissen of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Neil Nemec of O’Neill, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Barton and Maud Walton; in-laws, Harry & Eunice Appleby; brothers, Donald Walton, Richard Walton, Ronald Walton, Larry Walton, and Lester Walton; and sisters, Fern Seger, Neva Cullen, Rose Frerichs, Nancy Nemec, and 2 infant siblings.

Linda will be greatly missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Biglin's Mortuary
    111 North 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a 7 pm Prayer Service.


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Charlotte, Debbie, Dave & Angel

Posted at 11:21am
With loving memories of our Aunt Linda. She will remain in our hearts forever. We send you thoughts of comfort and love.

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Bill Neylon

Posted at 09:55am
In remembrance of the Appleby’s from Bruce’s friends in Oregon. Bill Neylon, Tillamook OR

Leroy Wiekamp

Posted at 09:14pm
Sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was always a supportive parent when I taught Chad years ago. My sympathy to all the family. Turn to the Lord when you have nowhere else to turn. God bless her memory. Leroy and all the Wiekamps

Dennis and Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 01:12pm
To Dick and family our sincere sympathy and prayers during this difficult time and may Memories sustain you in this time of sorrow. Linda was always so cheerful and had a smile. God bless Dennis and Roxanne Ryan


Posted at 04:17pm
Sending deepest sympathies on the loss of our beloved Linda. I am Cindy Janssen (Dick Walton)-the aunt of Lori Santos who is an RN post-op third floor at the Yankton hospital. Although Lori did not work with Covid-19 patients one of her co-workers did work ICU with Linda. Lori was telling me how the nurses were so awesome at getting photos to Linda, keeping the family informed on Linda's status, helping with accommodations for the one half hour visits daily by the family and anything else to help Linda just know she was not alone. And Lori wanted to reassure Dick Walton that Linda did not pass alone. If Dick Applebey remembers -Lori Santos is the daughter of Connie/Leon Schulz. Lori felt privileged to have shared time around the campfire at Neligh last year with Dick and Linda, saying what a lovely kind person Linda was. Please know Richard Walton and I have you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers at such a very difficult time. May Jesus's love comfort and sustain you all.❤️🙏🌹

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