Linda Marlene Elam

Linda Marlene Elam, 66, of Troy, IL, formerly of Collinsville, born August 27, 1945 in Smithboro, IL, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Relais Bonne Eau Community Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL.

Linda graduated from Mulberry Grove High School in 1963.  She married Lawrence E. Elam on October 16, 1965. Linda  retired from Ameritech after 20 years of service.  She was a member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL.  She enjoyed volunteering at the Collinsville Food Pantry, shopping, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Lydia nee Kern Dothager and a sister-in-law, Carole Dothager.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence E. Elam; two daughters: Michelle (Ken) Noll of Edwardsville, IL and Paula Barr of Troy, IL; seven grandchildren:  Jordyn Barr of Glen Carbon, IL, Devon and Lauryn Barr of Troy, IL, Bayne, Gabriel, Jadyn and Reece Noll of Edwardsville; two brothers:  Donald (Judy) Dothager of Vandalia, IL and Gerald Dothager of Smithboro, IL; also nieces and nephews.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4PM to 8PM Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, Collinsville, IL with the Rev. Roger Wright and Rev. Mike Barnes officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL.

Memorials may be made to Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL 62234 and Hospice of Southern Illinois, 7325 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025.


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