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November 1, 1941 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 77)

Linda Kay Nelson Rue

Age 77

Of Athens

Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2019

At Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland


Linda grew up in Sophia, W.VA. and was a longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Franklin and Violet Virginia Peters Nelson and was preceded in death by two sisters, Gail Bergdoll and Tammy Simmons.  She was a member of Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle.


She loved quilting, helping people and organizing church retreats. She was a CNA in several nursing homes.


Survivors include her husband of 56 years,

   Carl V. Rue of Athens

One daughter,

   Carla Rue of Athens

One son and daughter-in-law,

   Charles “Chucky” and Jackie Lee Rue of Mount Hope, W.VA.

Two grandsons,

   Christopher Glenn Rue and wife, Amy

   Gregory Keith Rue

Brothers-in-law and spouse,

   Danny and Erma Rue of Riceville

   Ralph Bergdoll of Miamisburg, OH.

   Wayne Simmons of Beckley, W.VA.


   Dianna Wheaton of Athens

Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 7 pm Thursday at Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle with Bro. Anthony Wynn and Bro. Jerry Stephens officiating.  Entombment will be 11 am Friday in McMinn Memory Gardens Mausoleum.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Thursday at Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle.



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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Linda Kay Nelson Rue.

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