Saturday, March 02, 2024


Opening First Night Entertainment Image
UPDATE The Survivors Swing Band entertains today in the Great Hall of the Westport Library. It is a second appearance for the group at First Night Westport Weston and the first of a series of performers for the alcohol-free evening which this year will see fireworks set off at 7:30 p.m. on the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Linda J. Edwards, 74

Linda Jean Edwards, a longtime resident of Westport and music and special education teacher in Westport and Weston, died Dec. 14 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill. of metastatic carcinoma. She was 74. Image
Linda Edwards: music and special ed teacher. Contributed photo

She was born Oct/ 8, 1941 in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Howard G. and Regena L. Miller. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in music. 

She married Larry L. Edwards on Dec. 26, 1965. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1998. 

She was a music and special education teacher in the Westport and Weston schools for more than 30 years.  She was an active member with the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston.