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Ruebel Funeral Home

6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock

Phone: 501-666-0123

Virginia Rae Linson

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Published: January 17, 2013

Virginia Rae Linson, age 90, of Little Rock died on January 15, 2012. She was born in El Dorado, Ark. on September 2, 1922 to the late Arch and Clara Eunice Tucker Linson. She graduated from Sand Springs High School and attended nursing school at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, OK where she graduated as an RN in 1943. She worked as a surgical nurse for many years, as well as the Veteran's Administration Hospital and finally retiring as the Operating Room Supervisor at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She was the first nurse in Arkansas to pass the examination of Certification for Professional Achievement in Nursing Practice in the Operating Room in 1979. She was a member of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church since 1995 and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church prior to that.

She was preceded in death by her parent's Arch and Eunice Linson, her brother, Clifford Linson, sister, Margaret Allen, nephews, David Lynn Allen, Eldon Linson and Marvin Linson. She is survived by her nephew, Don Allen and wife Rebecca of Little Rock, niece Wanda Kruger and her husband Robert of Tallaquah, OK , five great-nieces and three great-nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, at 10 Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Michael Kuner officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County or to Arkansas Hospice. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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