TAPS – Linda Wickline

LEXINGTON, Va., July 6, 2022—The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Linda Wickline, assistant bursar, who passed away Friday, July 1, at the age of 63, just two days before her birthday. She was from Buchanan, Virginia. She and her husband Preston have two daughters, one son, and four grandchildren.

She was hired in the financial aid department in 2017, and then moved to cadet accounting in the spring of 2019. In addition to her contributions at VMI, Linda’s family founded and organize the Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival that occurs annually in September.

“She was the backbone of our office,” said Corey Matteson, Linda’s supervisor. “ She was so knowledgeable and such an asset to our parents and cadets. I’m going to miss her laugh and the joy she brought to our office.”

“Linda was a wonderful friend and co-worker,” said Lisa Kelly, also in cadet accounting. “She was always so thoughtful and loved doing things for other people.”

David Sigler, financial analyst, added, “Linda’s contributions to the financial aid office and cadet accounting office are immeasurable. She was an expert in her field, made all her colleagues better, and served thousands of cadets and their families with care and professionalism. Her sense of humor, love of her family, and selflessness toward others was on display every day. She was loved by her entire VMI family.”

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Sunflower Farm at 212 Wheatland Road in Buchanan. Those not able to attend the service are invited to join the family for fellowship throughout the afternoon. Casual attire is requested. Memorial gifts can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Linda’s full obituary can be found here.

 - VMI -

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