Linda Stoye-Hodson


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Posted Online: Feb. 10, 2013, 6:36 pm
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Linda Lee Stoye-Hodson, 67, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at home.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Center, 4001 78th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
Linda was born on Jan. 16, 1946, in Rock Island, the daughter of Reynard E. and Jean A. Barr Petterson. She married Robert Paul Stoye Sr. on May 4, 1968, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1996. She later married Frank L. Hodson.
Linda was a homemaker for most of her life. In her earlier years, she worked at the Eagle Signal Company in Davenport and also at the East Moline State Hospital and Moline Public Hospital. Throughout her life she often was called on to be a caregiver to many family and friends, always helping out when needed.
Linda was a member of the Women of the Moose, Rock Island, and the ladies auxiliaries of the Rock Island VFW and Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Milan American Legion. She enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, dancing to jukebox music and camping and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears. She also loved and cared for her teacup poodles, Gracie-Roo and Heidi-Ho.
Survivors (and spouses) include Frank Hodson, Rock Island; daughters, Teresa (Jeff) Thomas, Colona, and Lieschen "Kaylie" (Ryan) Rowe, Moline; sons, Marlin "Marty" (Diana) Stoye, Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert P. Stoye Jr., Rock Island; twin sister, Sharon (Ray) Smith, Moline; and sisters, RaeJean (Dave) Cather, Sherrard, and Carolyn (Gary) Massie, Coal Valley; grandchildren, Adam "Ace" Thomas, Cody Spriet, Skylor Adams, Catherine and Gary Stoye and Jessica Stoye; and a great-grandson, Cody "C.J." Spriet Jr.
In addition to her husband, Robert, her parents preceded Linda in death.
A special thank you to Jan Horton, who was like a sister to Linda, and also to Brenda Trainer, Renae Anderson and Sandy Manuel for making her final days special.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.hodgsonfuneralhome.com.







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