Rita Josephine “Jo” Linder


Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Josephine “Jo” Linder, 82, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will be held at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. She departed Friday, July 15, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jo was born July 13, 1934 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Mervin and Gertrude (Logsdon) Thompson.

She married Kenneth Carl Linder June 18, 1960 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death November 15, 1987.

Also passing before Jo are her parents; brothers, Vincent and Edward Thompson; and sisters, Mary Margaret Fletcher, Gertrude Sabin, Kathleen Thompson, and Genevieve McGuire.

Survivors include her daughter Ann Barth and husband Roger; sons Jay Linder and wife Ann, Stephen Linder and wife Laura, and Paul Linder; grandchildren Samantha Beck and husband Mark, and Kristin Barth; Daniel, Michael, Joseph, John, and Brigid Linder; and Emily Linder; one great grandchild on the way, and many extended family members.

The family will greet friends at 9:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, July 19th at the church.

Memorials may be made in her name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.


4 Condolences

  1. kathy Himmer and Ken Roberts on July 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    steve and Laura,
    Very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom, Steve. Prayers for you comfort.

  2. RAE NORA on July 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    MY Darling Jo Jo
    MY heart is broken,but relived to know that OUR LADY will wrap you in HER beautiful blue cloak and carry you in HER ARMS TO GOD
    Rest in peace my darling friend until I see you later.My love,Rae Rae.You are in our thoughts and prayers. All the Nora children and their families
    Joe and Rae Nora

  3. Michelle Elston on July 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Steve sending prayers to you and your family for comfort and peace. May your mother rest in peace.

  4. Kory on July 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Just do me a favor and keep writing such tracehnnt analyses, OK?

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