Linda May Dow, 55, of Cowden died at 5:57 a.m. Friday (July 27, 2012) in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield.

Private family services will be held. Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family.

She was born October 15, 1956 in Effingham the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Swick) Ward. She married Charles William Dow and he preceded her in death January 7, 2012.

She was employed by Pinnacle Foods in St Elmo.

Surviving are sons, Charles William Dow, III, Ernest Leroy Dow and William Lee Dow all of Cowden; 4 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.