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Gayle Louise (Greenamyer) Linnell

May 9, 1947 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 75)

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Gayle Louise Linnell, 75, of Angola, Indiana is resting comfortably in the arms of our Lord, Jesus.  She fought a good fight, she finished her course, and kept the Faith.  Gayle passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on May 9, 1947, in Coldwater, Michigan to Jesse Lee and Margaret Emelia (Carr) Greenamyer.  Gayle graduated from Angola High School in 1965; received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Western Michigan University and her Master’s degree in reading specialization from University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Gayle married her sweetheart, Barry C. Linnell on June 7, 1969.

She taught school for over 30 years in several elementary schools.  These included Storrer Elementary in Montpelier, Ohio and Pleasant Lake Elementary School in Pleasant Lake, Indiana.  She was also a substitute teacher for the MSD of Steuben County before retiring.

Gayle was a member of the Metz Christian Church where she was the assistant treasurer.  Barry and Gayle had previously been a member of the Montpelier Church of Christ in Montpelier, Ohio.  Gayle was very active in the Steuben County Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society.

Surviving is her loving husband of 52 years, Barry C. Linnell of Angola, Indiana; son, Peter Linnell of Colon, Michigan and daughter Betsy Linnell along with her loving granddaughter Alice of Springfield, Ohio.  Also surviving is her brother John K. (Connie) Greenamyer of Angola, Indiana; her beloved nieces and nephew, Stacy Smith, Amy Greenamyer, Lee (Jenny) Greenamyer and Kelly (Grant) Wogomon; and 7 great-nieces and nephews, Austin, Brandy, Brett, Clayton, Andrea, Jordon and Grant Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Greenamyer and great-nephew, A.J. Smith.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Metz Christian Church,  1945 S 800E, Angola, Indiana.  (This is the church where Gayle and Barry were married, 53 years ago!)

Visitation from 12:00 Noon-3:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


June 11, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Metz Christian Church

Memorial Service
June 11, 2022

3:00 PM
Metz Christian Church


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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