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Linda Tufts Ladwig

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June 30, 1951 — Marcy 19, 2017 ROCKY MOUNT — Linda Tufts Ladwig, 65, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born in Chicago on June 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Orin Tufts and Marie Gill Tufts. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 153 N. Church St., Rocky Mount, with Pastor Chris Beradi officiating. Linda was a Northwestern Wesley Nursing School graduate in Chicago. She worked as a registered nurse for eight years including respiratory intensive care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Linda was instrumental in the restoration of the Rocky Mount Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences and she was a founding member of the Tar River Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America. A member of the Japanese Needlework Guild of Rocky Mount and Chapel Hill, Linda was skilled in Japanese embroidery and her needlework was on display at Rocky Mount Imperial Center and at the Dunn Center. Linda was the president of Nash-Rocky Mount Medical Auxiliary and president of the Funds Investment Club in Rocky Mount. She was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church and served on many church committees. Outside of nursing and her civic duties, she also enjoyed oil painting, bicycling, kayaking and working in her garden. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed by all who knew her. Linda leaves behind to cherish her memory husband, Dr. Stephen H. Ladwig; son, Jason Foster Ladwig; and daughters, Juliana Marie Ladwig Soin and Elizabeth Ann Ladwig; her grandchildren, Cole Gabriel Ladwig, Noelle Olivia Ladwig and Kira Marie Soin; her brother, Thomas Tufts; her sister, Donna McGraw; her two nephews, Tony Tufts and Adam Tufts; and her three nieces, Carolyn McGraw, Annie McGraw and Maura McGraw. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in honor of Linda to First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.