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Linda Gregory

FARMINGTON — Linda Darlene Gregory passed away March 29, 2018, in Aiken, South Carolina. She was born February 26, 1948, at Bonne Terre Hospital to George Aaron Buxton and Peggie Arlene ‘Limbaugh’ Buxton. After graduating from Farmington High School, she lived in Decatur, Illinois, for the next 23 years. She retired as a financial analyst from the Savanah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, after 25 years of service.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Donald Sheridan Gregory, of Aiken, South Carolina. Daughter, Lonni Renee Curry (Robert) of Moweaqua, Illinois. Step-children, Thomas Wayne Gregory (Marie Christine) of Maroa, Illinois; Sherry Anne Gregory, of Bloomington, Illinois; and Shawn Sutton (Tim) of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Also surviving are siblings, James T. LaPlante, of Festus, Missouri; Francis Darlene Cook, of Dixon, Missouri; Cynthia Renee Johnson, of Park Hills, Missouri; and Lisa Anne LaPlante of Park Hills, Missouri. In addition, she is also survived by many family members including grandchildren, nieces, nephews, as well as cousins found through genealogy research.

She was preceded in death by her biological father, George Aaron Buxton; mother, Peggie Limbaugh Buxton LaPlante and adoptive father, Harold Glenwood LaPlante.

Linda was a great genealogy fan and worked tirelessly for years on the Harris family including the Harris-Dooley feud, as well as the Buxton, Leonard, Gunn, Gregory and other linked families. In addition to genealogy, she loved to garden, read and spend time with her family and animals.

Arrangements are pending at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home — Taylor Chapel in Farmington. View obituary and share condolences online at



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