Linda Showalter
11/03/1945 -

WAPELLO, Iowa – Linda (Detwiler) Showalter, 77, of Wapello, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023, peacefully at her son’s home.

No services will be held. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, in care of Derek Showalter. Online condolences may be made at

Linda was born on November 3, 1945, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of Roy Detwiler and Edna and Bick (Grump) Cowdin.

Linda enjoyed her time at the casinos. She loved spending time with her family. They were very important to her.

She is survived by her father, Bick (Grump); children, Derek (Marci) Showalter, and Kelli (Kevin) Knecht; five grandchildren, Samantha (Colton) Stacy, Levi Phillips, Lee (Hailee) Showalter, Katie Knecht, and Mazee Showalter; two great grandchildren, Berklee Showalter and Creed Stacy; and her siblings, Leroy (Ann) Detwiler, and Janice Berry.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Edna; one daughter, Angela Showalter; and one brother, Jamie Detwiler.