Memorial services for Linda Ann Sigler will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating.
She was born March 8, 1949, in Ardmore, the youngest child of H.H. and Ruby Sisk Whitfield. She passed away at her home in Ardmore on July 5, 2013. She was 64 years old.
Linda graduated from Ardmore High School in 1967 and attended Southeastern State University in Durant. She moved to Dallas and then Sherman working for a newspaper advertising company before returning to Ardmore, where she met and married Guy (Buddy) Sigler in 1976. They had two sons, Mathew H. and John J. (J.J.) Sigler.
Linda went to work for The Daily Ardmoreite in 1984 as a graphic artist, and was promoted to graphic supervisor and then to production manager. She worked there until 2009, when her job was downsized. She loved the newspaper business, the people she worked with and her community. Even with the new methods of communication, she continued to feel the newspaper should be the heart of the community. Linda was baptized in the First Orthodox Baptist Church in 1961. She was a member there until 1996, then she moved to the First Baptist Church of Ardmore.
She is survived by her husband, Guy H. (Buddy) Sigler, of the home; sons, Mathew H. and granddaughter, Abigail Leigh, of Oklahoma City, and John J. (J.J.) Sigler and wife, Neely; grandsons, Braiden Cade and Wyatt Nickolas of Ardmore; sisters, Carol Caroleton and husband, Howard A., of Tishomingo, Vi Freeman and husband, Neal L., of Ardmore, and Crystal Kixmiller, Ardmore; sister-in-law, Sharon Knowles, Ada; nephews, Brian L. Carleton and wife, Donna, of Elkhorn, Neb., Guy P. Freeman of Oklahoma City, and John Freeman of Ardmore; nieces, Heather Knowles of Oklahoma City, Tina Freeman Brewer of Tulsa, and Chelsea Whitfield, Cara Gonsolus, Caden Ingram and Carli Whitfield, all of Ardmore; and her devoted pets, Hannah, Sofie and Charlie.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Hilton Whitfield Jr.; and her parents.
Linda was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She loved all children and enjoyed her nieces and nephews, always interested in their activities and accomplishments. She was honest, selfless, a hard worker and a champion for the underdog. Linda was an amazing sister. She will be greatly missed by those of us left behind. She is with her Heavenly Father now as well as her parents and her hero — her brother.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Monson, Mark Creswell, Don Scruggs, Charlie Bowman, Bill Scruggs, Aaron "Peewee" Fields, Ryan McElhiney and Gary Campbell.
Memorials may be made in her name to Cross Timbers Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to craddockfuneralhome.com.