Linda “Lu” (Buerk) Sims, 59, of Pana passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Heritage Health—Pana.
She was born December 24, 1959 in Pana, daughter of John H. & Carolyn F. (Carnahan) Buerk, who survive in Pana.
Linda was a graduate of Pana High School and lived her entire life in Pana. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Pana and the Pana Elks. Linda had worked at the Sangamon Card Factory for 15 years. She then worked as a truck driver and a bartender. She loved motorcycle rides, horse races, camping, cooking, bowling and bird watching.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Shannon Wade, Blue Mound, Ill.; grandchildren: Devon Gatons, Dalton Gatons, Hunter Williamson, Haden Richardson and Kyra Henderson; great-grandchildren: Leah Gatons and Anthony “AJ” Gatons; brothers: Jerry (Connie) Buerk, Tower Hill, Ill. and Donnie (Sherrie) Buerk, Pana, Ill. and sister, Tracy (Brent) Wilhour, Pana, Ill.
Funeral services for Linda will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Church of the Nazarene, Pana with Pastor Todd Holman officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church.
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.mdfh.com