Linda Shook, a former Lee County commissioner who served as the board’s chairwoman from 2010 to 2013, died at her home in Nevada on Sunday after suffering a brain hemorrhage earlier in the week, the Rant has learned.

A member of Shook’s family posted the news on her personal Facebook page Monday:

Shook, an Iowa native, became active in local politics in the early 2000s, and was first elected to the county’s District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners in 2006. After winning re-election in the Republican wave of 2010, she became the board’s chairwoman. She resigned in 2013 after deciding to move to Nevada to be closer to her daughter.

Shook’s Facebook page indicates a celebration of life service is being planned in Sanford for Saturday, June 29.

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