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Former Keosauqua resident killed: 1986


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 7/18/2023 at 22:38:11

7 July 1986 p. 3A

Former Keosauqua resident killed

Police have made no arrest in the murder last week of a former Keosauqua resident in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas police said Teresa Linn Dickinson, 24, was strangled. No one had been arrested by Monday morning. Dallas firemen found her body, after being called to the woman's blazing apartment about 9 p.m. Thursday night. The fire was apparently set by whoever killed Dickinson, police said.

Dickinson's husband, Leo G. Dickinson, a former Birmingham resident, was out of town and learned of the wife's death after returning to Dallas Thursday night, police said. The couple had lived in Dallas since April.

Mrs. Dickinson was a registered dietician and worked for Neuro-System Inc. in Dallas. Her husband worked for an electronics firm.

She was born July 19, 1961 in Keosauqua to Orris and Margaret Bartholomew Linn. She was valedictorian of the class of 1979 at Van Buren High School and graduated from Oregon State University. She was governor of Girls State in 1978-1979.

She married Leo G. Dickinson June 25, 1983, at Fairfield.

Surviving are: Her husband: her parents; a brother, Larry Linn, Fairfield; two sisters, Cheryl Ridgeway, Keosauqua and Sandra Linn, Ottumwa; a grandmother, Marie Bartholomew, Keosauqua.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield, Rev. William Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Center Chapel Cemetery, near Keosauqua. The family will meet friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield. A Christian wake service will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Source: "Scrapbook 1986 - 1988", Pg. 351,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA


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