Linda Morrissey

Linda Sue Morrissey, 70, of Pella passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Comfort House in Pella, after a 15-year battle with cancer.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, Aug. 16, at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Pella. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a fundraising page which will be used to establish a memorial scholarship in Linda’s honor (

Linda was born on June 16, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa, to George and Janice Comp. She was raised in Winterset, where she met her loving husband, Brian Morrissey. Linda and Brian were wed on Aug. 23, 1969, in Winterset and built their family. Together they raised two children. She also loved to dote over and spoil her four grandchildren. Linda was involved with 4-H and training her dogs, Chase, Promise and Rayne at the Des Moines Obedience Training Club. 

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Janice and George Comp; and her sister, Sharon (Comp) Vander Linden.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Morrissey; sister, Norma Comp; children, Blaine (Sheri) Morrissey of Pleasant Hill and Nathan (Lauren) Morrissey of Chicago; four grandchildren; and her dog, Rayne.

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