Obituary of Linda Metcalf

Linda L. Metcalf, age 74, of Ft. Scott, passed away, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at her home. She was born December 27, 1948, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Albert S. Cox, Sr. and Rosalie Smith Cox. She graduated from Ft. Scott High School in 1966.

Linda married Alvin W. Metcalf on November 10, 1964, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Linda worked for Key Industries before retiring from the State of Kansas SRS.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to travel, enjoyed watching the Great British Bake-Off and Father Brown as well as caring for her many animals.

Linda is survived by a son; Clint Metcalf (Taira), Lawrence, KS. a daughter, Kristen Metcalf, Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Joseph Berkey, Keenan and Halle Gregory, and Amelia and Landon Metcalf; four great- grandchildren, Emerald, Etain, Eislinn, and Lydia Berkey; two brothers, Bill Cox ( Kelly), Ft. Scott, KS. and Robert Cox, Murphysboro, IL., three sisters, Vicki Parsons, Pittsburg, KS. Teresa Ahmadi (Reza), Houston, TX. and Cindy Larsen (Dan), Ft. Scott, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Kyle and Ian; a brother, Sonny Cox; two sisters, Jean Schroder and Sharon Baucom; and her beloved husband, Alvin W. Metcalf.

There was cremation. Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM Friday, October 6, at the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 AM.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Lees Paws and Claws and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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