Peacefully entered eternal rest on September 18, 2021. Beloved wife of Neil
Gustafson for 50 years; loving mother of Ian Gustafson, Damien Gustafson and Devon (Gary)
Drikow. She was the proud and cherished grandmother of Jacob, Luka, Gavin, Maya and Grant.
She is survived by her beloved sister Sharon Salerno, sister in laws, Peggy North Jones (Bruce
Carvell) and Kaye Rockwell. She was a much loved aunt to four and cousin to many. We loved
her as a friend, neighbor and cherished child care provider to countless children.
Linda was born on December 14th, 1948,to Lee and Martha (nee Schlueter) Jones, in Quincy,
IL. She attended Emerson Elementary School, Quincy Junior High and Quincy Senior High
School. She met her loving husband Neil in Quincy, and they were married on September 11,
1971 at Salem UCC. They moved to St. Louis in June of 1981 and raised their family there.
Linda was a beautiful, strong, independent woman with a heart of gold. She was always there
for anyone who needed her and didn’t hesitate to bring a delicious meal, offer words of support
or just be available to listen and share her love. She enjoyed spending time with her family and
friends, traveling, shopping and party planning. Her children and grandchildren were showered
with gifts of love and each birthday celebration included their favorite foods and treats she knew
were special to them. Holidays and traditions were important and Linda’s incredible cooking
skills were appreciated by everyone. She will be remembered for her acts of service, kindness
and the compassion she had for all. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who
were blessed to know her and were a part of her rich and full life.
Visitation Tuesday, September 28th, 4-8 p.m. at Kutis 10151 Gravois Road, and 10-11
Wednesday, September 29th at Gethsemane Lutheran Church 3600 Hampton Ave.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 on Wednesday September 29th at Gethsemane Lutheran
Church, 3600 Hampton Ave.Internment following at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
There will be a Celebration of Life immediately following at Cafe Telegraph.
The livestream link the day of the funeral can be accessed on the Gethsemane Lutheran
Church Facebook Page. Guests can find the link to the live stream at www.gethsemanestl.org. They can also go directly to our YouTube channel Gethsemane YouTube. Should you feel inclined, In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to one of the following per
Baby Fold ( in Honor of Ian Gustafson)
100 East Willow
Normal, Il 61761
St. John’s Hospital Neonatal ICU (in Honor of Damien Gustafson)
800 E. Carpenter
Springfield, IL 62769
Hagemann Elementary School (in Honor of Devon Drikow)
6401 Hagemann Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128