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Linda Jo Bates – Tribute

Linda Jo Barnett was born in Lepanto, Arkansas on Christmas Eve, 1944. The fourth daughter of Bruce and Laura Ruth Barnett, she had three older sisters–Betty Jean, Peggy Jane, and Brenda Joan, the latter of which was born two years to the day earlier. They were born into a strong matriarchal construct of a family. Their mother Laura Ruth would have it no other way. Continue reading

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