Linda S. Kinney Patout passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 5:20 p.m. surrounded by her loving family.

Linda loved to cook, clean and dance and just be with her family and friends.  She and her husband, Andre, owned the Patout-Greenwood Insurance Agency in New Iberia.

Linda is survived by her best friend, soul mate and husband, Andre Patout, her brother Mitchell Kinney and his wife, Kelly, of Studio City, Calif.; 4 nephews James, Casey, Seanan and Nolan Kinney, all of Studio City; two nieces Ashley Kamphius and her husband, Rick, of Perris, Calif.; Brittany Crane of Palm Desert, Calif. and one great-nephew Kaiden Kamphius of Perris, Calif.; her aunt Brenda Wilson of Cincinnati; her uncle Caleb Haynes and his wife, Sue, of Southgate, Ky.; stepson Blake Patout of Lafayette;  brother-in-law Alex and his wife, Marcia Patout, her sister-in-law Eugenie P. LeBoeuf and husband, Perry, all of New Iberia; brother-in-law Mitch and wife, Sarah, of Cecilia and mother-in-law Ann B. Patout of New Iberia.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Barbara Kinney; her sister Michelle Kinney, her father-in-law Eugene Patout and sister-in-law Liz P. Alting.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2012, at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia.  As per her wishes, her body has been donated to the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, after which the family will escort her to her final resting place at Beau Pre’ Memorial Park.

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Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia LA 70560, 365-3331, is in charge of arrangements.

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