Linda L. Birch
funeral director and co-owner, Birch Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Missouri, died July 28, 2021, at age 80. Birch graduated from Drury College with a degree in geology. She worked at Northeast Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri, and for the Ozark Pioneer Library System in Springfield. Birch was a licensed funeral director and, with her husband, co-owned Birch Funeral Home of Ash Grove. Birch is survived by husband Jimmy, daughter Jennifer, son James and four grandchildren.