Linda “Lin” Jean Gieson


Linda “Lin” Jean Gieson, 74, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Upon her final days, she expressed how excited she was to finally be in His embrace. Linda was born October 21, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William and Edna Frizzell Balsmann. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, William J. Gieson, Sr. and her brother, Daniel “Dan” Balsmann.

Linda was known for living her life to the fullest. She loved traveling, gardening, cooking, writing, entertaining, and most of all she loved her family. Linda had a gift for making sure that all who were around her felt comfortable and loved, no matter who you were. She was known for her food and hospitality and would often open her house to friends and family for fellowship and to enjoy time together. She loved and adored her kids, which extended to many more than her own. Her house became an open door for her children’s friends at any time. The memories of her love and compassion still resonate with them and have had a lasting impact on their lives to this day.

Most notably is her passion and faith for her Lord and Savior. She read scripture every day and journaled her thoughts and prayers. It’s no surprise that her favorite time of the year was Christmas as she would gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!! While her kids were growing up, she established a tradition in her family to decorate and spend quality time together, which has carried on to this day.

She is survived by her sister, Kimberly “Kim” Kelley (Mike) of Cobden, IL; sister-in-law, Cynthia “Cindy” Balsmann of Cape Girardeau; her three sons, Tyson (Genessa) Gieson of Warrenton, Shalin (Brandy) Gieson of North Little Rock, AK, Jesse (Jessica “Jessie”) Gieson of Columbia; and grandchildren, Hope, Paige, Nathan, Brooklyn, Shepherd, Caleb, and Dallas.

The family would also like to thank Solstice Senior Living of Columbia and Caring Hearts and Hands for taking care of Linda, welcoming her with open arms and making her feel at home!

The funeral service will be held at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum on Monday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.