Linda Scharth

Alton | Wednesday, September 25 2013

Linda L. Scharth, 75, passed away at 4:40 pm Wednesday September 25, 2013 at home with her family by her side.

She was born on June 16, 1938 in Alton the daughter of John & Lillie (Henry) Buchanan.

She married G. Paul Scharth on June 16, 1954 at the Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene.

She worked for the Alton School District as a Safety Aid and was a very dedicated Nanny for prominent Alton families.  She enjoyed shopping, bowling, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, G. Paul Scharth of Alton;  four children and spouses, Belinda Lewis of Alton, Paul D. Scharth of Alton, Sandra & Darold Jackson of Alton, and Alan & Terrie Scharth of Dodge City, KS; seven grandchildren, Sandy Kay, Neta, Julie, Robert, Jeremy, Ellie and Alana; six great grandchildren, Brandon, Josephine, Nicholas, Paige, Maddox, and Nevaeh; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley & Randy Cox of Snowflake, AZ,  and Neva & O.D. Wingard of Tulsa, OK; and one brother and sister-in-law, Dale & JoAnne Buchanan of Staunton.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded death by a granddaughter, Mary Kate Scharth; and two brothers, Vincent & John Buchanan.

Visitation will be from 1 pm until time of funeral services at 3 pm Saturday at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Cremation rites will follow.


Private inurnment will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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