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Linda Lee Maus

Linda Lee Maus, 71, of Columbia, IL, died June 26, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. She was born June 23, 1948, in E. St. Louis, IL.

Surviving her are nephews, Roger Maus, Allen (Laura) Maus, and Teressa Maus, of Waterloo, IL; great nephews, Jonathan (Jessie) Maus of Valmeyer, IL, Zane (Caitlin) Maus of O'Fallon, MO, Brandon (Taylor) Maus of Springfield, IL, Kyle Maus, Dakota Maus, Andrew Maus, Adam Maus, Brooke Maus all of Waterloo, IL; great, great nieces and nephews, Jaiden, Carter, Jocelyn, and Trenton; and her beloved pet, Sammy.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Armin and Leona (Nottmeier) Maus; brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Gladys nee Neubarth) Maus; sister, Marcilee Maus; and nephew, Ricky Maus.

Linda was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, IL. She was a teacher for 25 years at various Monroe and St. Clair County Schools. For 14 years she was a librarian for the Columbia Public Library serving as director for 8 of those years.   She was a life-long member of the Columbia Historical Society and served as president for 16 years.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Donor's Choice

4 PM to 8 PM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Tuesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

10 AM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor R.J. Morgan officiating
Interment at Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Linda and I were cousins. There were thirty-four cousins on our Nottmeier side of the family with now eighteen that are remaining. Linda and I were in the younger third of that group of cousins, so we shared a lot of the same memories. We both cherished the cousin reunions, our last one being last fall. I live in Spokane, WA, but in recent years we have had regular phone conversations. I was back in town for a visit the week before Linda died so I was able to visit her two times, once with my cousin Bud Allscheid. Cousins Yvonne (Allscheid) Lammert and Jackie (Nottmeier) Davis were able to visit her also while I was in town. Her cousins, her late aunts and uncles, and her immediate family members were all an important part of her life as well as her friends and former students and their families.. Prayers for all who grieve the loss of her. She will be missed by many. May all share beautiful memories of Linda during the gathering time together in remembrance of her life! Sharon (Nottmeier) Arnold

Sharon Arnold Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in God's promise of the resurrection where we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28, 29) May the God of all comfort bring you a measure of peace in this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Amy Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear of Ms Maus passing. She was my 4th grade teacher at SPPS many moons ago! I absolutely loved her and have many great memories from her class. A true testament to her teaching career. She will be missed!

Ginger Amann Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on June 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM