My career path intersected briefly with Linda's (Daughter of Walt and Donna Warmoth) during the early 1980s. As an officer in a state organization, I worked with her in planning a conference in Springfield. She was an excellent facilitator. During our meetings, we reminisced about Charleston, her parents, and Walt's Cafe. Her younger brother, William is an attorney in Charleston, Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Linda R. Warmoth-Shelton, 65, of Rochester, died at 12:16 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.
Linda was born July 26, 1950 in Charleston, the daughter of Walter E. and Donna L. Smith Warmoth. She married Michael Shelton in 1992 in Charleston.
Linda was a graduate of Charleston High School and Eastern Illinois University. She worked for the Capital City Speakers Bureau. Linda was the Sales and Catering Director at the Holiday Inn East and retired as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza. She received numerous awards, including YMCA Woman of the Year and National Sales and Marketing Director of the Year of Crowne Plaza Hotels. Linda was a member of the Junior League and volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House. She was on the hospitality advisory board at Eastern Illinois University. Linda was a social butterfly and very personable; she will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Shelton of Rochester; her step-sons, Alan Shelton (Tracy Dobbins) of Springfield, Tony (Amy) Shelton of Bakersfield, and Matthew (Julie) Shelton of Rochester; four grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Clayton, and Everett Shelton; one brother, William J. (Barbara J.) Warmoth of Charleston; one nephew, Brian W. (Joohyun Lyoo) Warmoth of Washington, DC; and her beloved dog, Lucy.
Memorial Ceremony and Gathering: A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, with Dr. Paul E. Boatman officiating. A memorial gathering will follow until 5:00 p.m.
In life, Linda gave unconditionally with her time and talents. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Linda Warmoth-Shelton Memorial Fund, c/o Rochester State Bank, PO Box 140, Rochester, IL 62563.
The family of Linda R. Warmoth-Shelton is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
In 2009, Annette, and I moved into a home that we had built in rural, south central Utah.
Prior to this for about ten years, we were full-time RVers - - living, working, and traveling in our motorhome.
By 2004, we were both teaching web-based courses in Library and Information Science at Indiana University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). We were able to work from almost any location in the U.S. (plus parts of Canada) using a 2-way Internet satellite system. After more than forty-five years in education, Larry has retired; Annette continues to teach online, virtual courses for a few more years.
Together we also ran a small publishing firm (Vision to Action) and a consulting business (Lamb Learning Group LLG).
Our home is in Wayne County, UT on the northern slope of Boulder Mountain (7,500' elevation), near the small towns of Teasdale and Torrey, and a few miles from Capitol Reef National Park. We still love to travel and explore, but now we have a home base.