Linda was born and raised on a farm near Harvard, NE and graduated in 1968. She married Mike Sutton and moved to Denver, CO for a few years before returning to Nebraska and settling in Lexington. They joined the Lexington Methodist Church in the mid-seventies. They have 3 boys, Barry of Lexington, Scott and wife Becca of Elkhorn and Rusty and his wife Kim of Lexington and 22 grandchildren. Linda worked various jobs while the boys were growing up including 7 years at the church office and 16 years at a local bank. Mike passed away in 2019. Linda has spent the last few years following her grandkids activities, volunteering with CASA and at the church office.