Linda Rae (Welty) Daubenmier Ford, 76, of Waverly, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 5:00-8:00pm, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Sunday, September 12, 2021, 11:00am, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Linda, under the video tab starting at 11:00am on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Burial will immediately follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Linda was born on May 26, 1945 on her Mother’s 33rd birthday on their front porch in Coggon, IA.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was faithfully dedicated to her family all of her life.
Her love for Christian ministry was a central part of her life, demonstrated by her work as a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Wycliffe Associates, and Noelridge Christian Church. Her ministry included serving internationally in Peru and Mexico. At the time of her death she was actively supporting over twenty missionaries.
Many will remember Linda for the homemade cards of encouragement they received, for her love of books, passion for crafting, and her loving companion dog, Cricket, who was always by her side.
Linda looked forward to a restored body as she fought health issues all her life. She has been reunited with her Lord and Savior and is rejoicing in Heaven.
Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband, Roy Ford of Waverly, IA; daughter, Jeri (John) Huyett of Arden Hills, MN; son, Mark (Sheri) Daubenmier of Kijabe, Kenya; step-sons, Mark (Kim) Ford of Charlotte, NC and Jeffrey (Mandi) Ford of Oswego, IL; 16 grandchildren; and brothers, Roger Welty of Cedar Rapids, IA and Robert Welty of Fairhope, AL.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur E. and Leora A. (Price) Welty; and brother, Arthur J. Welty.
Memorial donations may be directed to Wycliffe Bible Translators (www.wycliffe.org) or Kenya Kids Can (www.kenyakidscan.org).