Linden Whitfield

Linden E. Whitfield

Friday, February 22nd, 1963 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Linden E. Whitfield, 57, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Atchison, KS died on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 2020 at the Atchison Amberwell Hospital

Visitation with family will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Private family burial of cremated remains will be Friday, Oct. 16th at the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family request memorials to help with final expenses and they may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Linden was born on Feb. 22, 1963 in St. Joseph, MO the son of Joe and Evelyn L. (Herbers) Whitfield. He graduated in 1981 from West Platte High School, Weston, Mo. Linden worked for the Atchison Street Dept before joining the Atchison Police Dept in 1987. He attended the Police Academy in Hutchinson, KS was an officer and fire arms instructor for APD until 2001. He then worked for Ferrell Gas Company and presently worked for the ACME Vending Company, St. Joseph, MO. Linden was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Rushville, MO. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and golfing.

He was married to Billie K. (Burnett) Whitfield in 1983. They were divorced in 1996. He was married to Lori (Steele) Dugger in 1997 and they were divorced in 2008. Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany Whitfield-Gallagher, Atchison, KS, three sons, Kyle, Drake, and Gage Whitfield, all of Atchison, KS, two half sisters Kay Green, Sedalia, MO and Carol Heruman, Gladstone, MO, four grandchildren, Aiden, Addisen, Adaleigh, and Adler Gallagher, Atchison. His parents and a half brother Jerry Whitfield preceded him in death.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 |
    Friday, October 16th, 2020
    Sugar Creek Cemetery
    HWY 116
    RUSHVILLE, MO 64484
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    Private Family Graveside Services
    Rev. Michael Strickland
  • Interment

    Sugar Creek Cemetery
    HWY 116
    RUSHVILLE, MO 64484
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Cathy Coats

Posted at 11:36am
Until we meet again, "Mr. Newsman", RIP

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