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.