Linda Green Roder, 69

A celebration of the life of Linda Lorraine Green Roder, 69, of Pontiac, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Roder died Nov. 6, 2019, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Her last hours were spent with laughter, tears and smiles while being surrounded by loved ones on her path to heaven. 

She was born July 14, 1950, the daughter of  Roy and Gladys Fairfield Green. She attended Granite City High School and graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1968. She attended Missouri School for Doctor Assistants for a short time. 

Mrs. Roder worked various jobs throughout her life: Annex, Trattler’s, Jan’s Hallmark, realtor for Century 21, owner of a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio from 1986-1995. She retired from Capri Sun-Pouch room. 

She adored the “Piano Man,” Billy Joel. She also was a big fan of the Beatles and John Lennon. Linda served as Bubblemasters Dive Club secretary and publisher of the club’s newsletter for many years. She loved to have a good time and laugh, and she deservedly earned the club’s S—- Disturber Paddle. She hosted many parties, scavenger hunts and family gatherings, cherishing time spent with friends and family. 

She is survived by Wilfried Roder, her husband of 40 years; her children, Terri (Holtgrave) Kunz of Granite City, Jeremy and Jessica Holtgrave of Granite City, and Marc Roder of Mannheim, Germany. She was called Oma by her grandchildren whom she adored: Lacey and Lexi Kunz, Zack and Allie Compton, Michelle Roder and Trenton Mudd. She remained friends with her first husband, Thomas Holtgrave, throughout her life. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins survive. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Debra Sue Green Morrison.

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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