Linda Kay Wagahoft

Linda Kay Wagahoft, 68 of Taylorville, died at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at her home. Born in Taylorville on December 28, 1953, Linda was the daughter of Ernie and Betty (Haden) Nation. She graduated from Taylorville High School where she met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Paul Wagahoft. They married on December 24, 1971 at Taylorville First United Methodist Church, and they’ve been best friends ever since. Linda was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. She enjoyed attending car shows with her husband. She was fun-loving and outgoing, and she will be deeply missed. 

In addition to her husband of almost 50 years, Linda is survived by her two sons: Stoney Wagahoft of Springfield and Ernie Wagahoft of Taylorville; two brothers: Tim (Susan) Nation of Springfield, and David Nation of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Mike Nation. 

Linda will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Linda, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at

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