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Zoar United Church of Christ - New Hanover
Wednesday November 4th, 2020
10:00am - 1:30pm

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Linda S. Hern

Linda S. Hern, nee Puckett, 72, of Columbia, IL, died October 28, 2020, in Columbia, IL. She was born August 14, 1948, in Little Rock, AR.

She is survived by her husband Elliot S. Hern (married 12/19/1972 in Granite City, IL); children Juanita Biffar, nee Thompson (Lori Kirchner), Jimmie Thompson, and Loletia "DeDe" Forester, nee Thompson (Randy Stephens); grandchildren Nicole Deaton, nee Biffar (Doug Hays), Kelly Chomhirun, nee Biffar (David), Joseph Daugherty (Coleen Gott), Ryan Aukema, Angel Meyer, and Jared LaFata; great grandchildren Jakob Deaton, Liam Hays, Kylie Chomhirun, Brin Chomhirun, Josie Origliosso, Paisley Gott, Jacob Daugherty, and Hutson Killy; sister Debbie Puckett; sisters-in-law Priscilla Bancroft, Alice Newland, Nelia Puckett, and Karla Puckett; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents John W. Puckett & Marvella (nee Gott) and Ralph Bradford; siblings Junior Puckett, Sandra Murray, nee Puckett, John Puckett, Eddie Puckett, and Kenny Puckett.

Linda supported ASPCA, Native American, and Veteran Organizations.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and genuinely believed "the more, the merrier!"

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Humane Society of Monroe County

10 AM until 1:30 PM Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Private Family Service.
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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When I moved next door to Ed and Linda back in 2008, they were so pleasant and welcoming. Linda would always provide candy for my then 4 and 2 yr old boys. She continued that tradition as long as she could. She was always a pleasure to chat with! She will be missed dearly by her family, but no less so by her neighbors and friends. Thank you, Linda, for being a part of our lives!

michael skrien Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

I work with Linda's granddaughter, Kelly Chomhirun, and I just want to pass along my condolences to the family on Linda's passing. May God bless you in this time of sorrow!

Frank Sanfilippo Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

This woman and Ed became my God parents when I was just nine years old. They have always treated me like family. I love the whole family and will always cherish Linda's smile. I loved spending nights there was a very special part of my childhood. I am so thankful for those memories. I am so sorry not getting there to say goodbye to her but I hope she knows I loved her and always will

STELLA OXFORD Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM