Linda Lee (Rountree) Curnutt-Tarwater

Linda Curnutt-Tarwater Obituary PhotoLinda Lee (Rountree) Curnutt-Tarwater, 74, of Springfield, MO, formerly of Independence, MO, June 7, 1944 - April 5, 2019.

Linda Lee Curnutt-Tarwater, age 74, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. She came into this world June 7, 1944, in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of John Rountree and Elaine Colvard. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Linda was known for being a loving person who would do anything for those she met. Many kids have been taken under her wing and “raised” to adulthood by their second mother. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, going to the beach, and “road-trippin” with the grandkids. Many memories have been made and lives have been changed by the love and compassion shown by this dear lady.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents; stepdad, Henry Colvard; first husband, Russell Curnutt Jr; second husband, Mack D. Tarwater; son, Travis Todd; and sister, Joan Ford.

She is survived by her son, Raymond (Kate) Todd of Springfield, Missouri; son, Rick Campbell of Springfield, Missouri; son, Ron (Teresa) Campbell of Springfield, Missouri; daughter, Genia (Larry) Dake of Billings, Missouri; daughter, Sherrie (Sydney) Curnutt of Carthage, Missouri; grandchildren: Tina, Toni, Raymond, Lashaya, Christy, Brian, Brandon, Shawn, Megan, Phillip, Kristen, Tausha, and Gregory; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters: Julie, June, Cyndia, and Donna; and brother, Donald.

In honor of Linda, the family is inviting people to attend her church at 10:30 a.m., Sunday April 14, 2019, followed by lunch and a celebration of life at the Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 1523 Talmage, Springfield, Missouri 65803. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published on on April 10, 2019.