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Linda Sill

Cedar Rapids

Ms. Linda Sill, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Veritas Church, 509 Third St. SE. Reception will follow. A celebration of life will be hosted in the summer of 2018. Details of the event will follow at a later date.
Linda is survived by her significant other, Milo Spina; her children, Jamie Barker (spouse John Barker) and Jody Smith (spouse Marty Smith); furry child, Cody; grandchildren, Taylor Smigiel (spouse Derek Smigiel), Wyatt Smith (spouse Hannah Smith), Tess Hunting (spouse Dan Hunting), Morgan Ortmann, Ty Barker, John Ortmann and Tatum Barker; and great-grandchildren, Safiya Ahmad and Winnie Hunting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Helen Kluber; and brother, Gary Kluber.
Linda Sill was born on Dec. 10, 1941, in Ames, Iowa. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960. Post- graduation, she attended beauty school in 1961 and continued to cut hair for family and friends for her entire life. She attended Kirkwood Community College from 1978 to 1979 and received her clerical certification. She was married to Lee W. Sill on July 3, 1965, and divorced in January 1978. She had two beautiful daughters, Jamie (1966) and Jody (1969).
Linda worked for the city of Cedar Rapids for over 20 years in the Departments of Streets, Sewer, Engineering and Water. Linda's favorite career was as an Avon rep for over 30 years. Over the years, Linda's love for the Lord shined through in her contribution to music ministry and singles ministry at First Assembly of God. She had a passion for collecting and bargain hunting — her favorite spot was Goodwill. She loved dancing, going to movies and, most of all, playing cards with her family. She had a passion for family and friendships, and loved attending reunions. When Linda became an empty-nester, she filled her home with college student renters and enjoyed meeting people from all over the world.
Linda was a dog lover and raised Sheltie collies her entire adult life. For many years she cared for her father until his passing. In her recent years, Linda enjoyed the company of her significant other Milo, attending monthly class luncheons, enjoying the theater and casino, and her favorite, going out to dinner — dessert first. She also provided care for her great-grandchild, Safiya, reading books and playing Barbies, which kept her young in spirit. Her entire family got together every summer to help put together her world-famous garage sale. Linda will be dearly missed by everyone.
If sending flowers, Veritas Church will be open at
9 a.m. on Saturday morning.