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Linda Sue Heern

June 9, 1949 — June 22, 2020

Makanda – Linda Sue Heern, 71, of Makanda, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at The Anchor of the Voyage Senior Living in Marion.

Linda was born on June 9, 1949 to Lester and Evelyn (Dublin) Spiller in Herrin. She married Wayne Pharis Heern on August 3, 1968 in Carterville. Wayne preceded Linda in death on May 5, 2015.

Linda is survived by her two sons, Wayne (Karen) Heern Jr. of Makanda, and Bill Heern of Gilbert, AZ; daughter, Kristi (Brian) Muldoon of Mead, CO; five grandchildren, Phoenix, Asmon, Gabby and Sophia Heern and Riley Muldoon; brothers, Jim (Lana) Spiller of Tunnel Hill and Les Spiller of Carterville; sister Jean (Alfred, Jr) Teal; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Linda enjoyed camping, cooking, reading and music especially Country Music. She always wanted to be around and take care of children. Linda loved her family and spending as much time as she could with them. Linda was a longtime member of Union Hill Christian Church in Carbondale.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorials in Linda’s name may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Hospice of Southern Illinois and Ronald McDonald House.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Linda visit

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