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Linda Lou Oller

d. February 4, 2022

Linda Lou Oller, age 76, of Athens, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 4, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

She was born October 12, 1945 in Kampsville, IL the daughter of Arthur and Adella (Roentz) Ritter.

Linda married James Cecil Oller in June of 1969 in Kampsville, IL and was married for 18 years.

Mourning her passing are her children, Jim (wife Missy) Oller, Sarah Gallaher (partner Tim Boggs), Tom (wife Jodi) Oller, and Mark (wife Amanda) Oller; thirteen grandchildren, Jordan (husband Colten), Bethany, Andrew, Zoey, Ben, Skylar, Riley, Quenten, Gabe, Karris, Emilee, Reed, and Mitchell; five great-grandchildren, Beckham, Parker, Bastian, Helena, and Scarlett; and several nieces and nephews.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Art, Willis, Thelma, and Mark; and companion, Frank Eder.

She graduated from Calhoun High School in 1963.

Linda worked for Illinois Secretary State from 1963 until 1977 and the State of Illinois Comptroller’s Office from 1985 until her retirement in 2012.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Athens.  Her faith was extremely important to her.

Linda was an avid Chicago Cubs fan throughout her life.  She loved soap operas, word searches, Jeopardy, and butterflies.

Visitation for Linda will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Athens.  A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM also at the church.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens immediately after the mass.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or Holy Family Catholic Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences

  1. Dear family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady who will be deeply missed by our whole family and the whole town. She had impacted many lives. Hugs to each and everyone of you.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Linda will be greatly missed by so many. Growing up I always loved and had great respect for Linda. She will hold a special place in my heart forever.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Ours thoughts are with you. We are out of state and will the service.

  4. Our sincere sympathy to the Oller family. Linda was such a kind and funny person. She was my good friend and will be sadly missed. May God give the family comfort at this time of sadness and treasure your memories. Hugs to everyone.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. Although I haven’t seen or talked to her much since I moved, I still consider her as a second Mom. She allowed me in her home and always treated me as one of her own. I miss all those times spent with fun and laughter in with the family. She is a special woman who blessed everyone with her love! I love Momma Linda!

  6. I had not seen Linda in quite some time but have wonderful memories with her and the family. Prayers to all.

  7. So sorry to hear, the family is in my prayers

  8. Linda will be missed by everyone. Had so much fun with her when we were younger. Boy did she love to dance! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. We had so many good times growing up. What a beautiful person she was!

  10. Tom, Mark and Sarah I was so sad to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady that I loved with all my heart. I just wish there would have been one more chance for me to visit. I loved talking to her and I know she had so much love for all of you, the way she spoke of you I could hear it in her voice. She was so proud of each and every one of you as you all probably know. I’ll pray for you all in this time. I know I will will remember her fondly.

    Sandy Gudausky

  11. Jim, Tom, Mark and Sarah I was so sad to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady that I loved with all my heart. I just wish there would have been one more chance for me to visit. I loved talking to her and I know she had so much love for all of you, the way she spoke of you I could hear it in her voice. She was so proud of each and every one of you as you all probably know. I’ll pray for you all in this time. I know I will will remember her fondly.

    Sandy Gudausky

  12. So very sorry for your loss! Keeping your family in my prayers.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked at the Comptroller’s office and loved talking and laughing with Linda. I always admired her because she told it like it was and bragged about her kids and grandkids because she was so proud of all of them. She will be missed for sure. RIP Linda.

  14. I was so sorry to read this news. I will always remember Linda’s smile and laugh. Back in the curly perm days, when we both had them, I would be shopping somewhere and hear someone yelling “Linda! Linda! Wait”. I would look up or turn around and they would say “You’re not Linda” and I would answer “Yes I am but I’m not Linda Oller.”!We always got a good laugh from it.

  15. I am so sorry to read of Linda’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady! I worked with her many years at the Comptroller’s office. I enjoyed the time I worked with her and always enjoyed talking to her. Of course, most of the conversations involved her children and grandchildren which she was oh so proud of! I remember her being a very kind and caring person who enjoyed making others laugh. She will be missed by many! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  16. Jim, Sarah, Tom and Mark: Sorry to have read about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Oller Family,

    I met your mother many years ago at the old laundromat owned by my husbands Aunt Mary Jurgens in Petersburg.

    What a treat it was to run into her and share funnies about our kids together.

    My deepest condolences -she was so full of life and such a fun gal!

    Sandy Estill

  18. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  19. The Oller Family

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one in a million. Always a smile and so much fun. She will be missed by so many. Sure you have many wonderful memories of her. I will remember her with that big smile.

  20. So very loss to hear of Linda’s passing, she was always a bright and cheerful person. Prayers for her family.

  21. Deepest sympathy on the passing of Linda Oller. I had the pleasure of working with Linda for many years at the Office of the Comptroller. She was such a friendly, loving person and cared deeply for others, especially her family. Heaven has a new angel! May your memories of Linda carry you each day until you meet again.

  22. Sorry to hear about your mom Mark, Tom, Sarah, and Jim. Wishing you all well. Also praying for you all.. Love Tommy and Banning family.


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