Linda Lou Stephens Ryall, 78, of Yorktown passed away on May 14, 2020 at Lakewood Nursing and Rehab in North Little Rock.
She was born on September 6, 1941 in Searcy to the late Lillian L. (Arnhart) and Troy Stephens of Clinton.
Mrs. Ryall attended school in Morrilton and graduated from high school in Falfurrias, Texas. After high school, she went on to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and graduated with a degree in business administration.
While in college, she married Robert F. Ryall and lived in Yorktown on the family farm. She was the office manager and bookkeeper of Yorktown Water for 40 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Star City. She also served on the executive committee of the Democratic Party of Arkansas and represented Lincoln County.
Preceding her death were her parents, Lillian and Ezra W. Fitch and Troy T. Stephens.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert F. Ryall, Sr. of Yorktown; daughter, Lucy Beth (Harvey) Owen of Beebe; son, Robert “Bo” (Karen) Ryall, Jr. of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Robert (Hannah) Belew, Lydia Belew, Sophie Ryall, Lily Ryall and Mimi Ryall; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Ryall Belew and Thomas Belew.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Yorktown. There will be no formal visitation.
Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, 10201 W. Markham, Ste. 100, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.