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Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« on: September 18, 2008, 09:10:10 PM »
For all you group members here it was reported in the Lugosi group on Yahoo that Linda known as Meek passed away this morning of a heart attack she died at the hospital all the information was posted on the Lugosi group. General Terry i forward a copy of the information to you by e-mail so you can post it here in the group.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 09:13:45 PM »
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Hello everyone,

I don't know even where to start. I received a call this morning from
Linda Miller's mother. It's not easy for me to write this message for
I write with heavy heart and tears in my eyes. Linda passed away on
Monday.

Her mother did not have a lot of your phone numbers (Linda only kept
a select few in her address book)and her mother doesn't know how to
do email nor did she have Linda's passwords, so she asked that I pass
this on to all of her friends and people who knew her. Linda did not
feel well on Monday morning as she was getting ready for work and
told her mother she felt her heart racing. Her mother asked if she
should call an ambulance. Linda said no and asked that a friend that
she worked with at the library come and take her to the hospital.
Once Linda arrived at the hospital they ushered her in and she was
hooked up to a respirator and they used the paddles. Her mother Mrs.
Reed was then told that she could come in and say good-bye to her
daughter. Linda had a bad heart and not even Linda knew she had a
heart condition. Her mother said her heart was so badly damaged that
there would have been no way to save Linda. Her mother was there with
Linda holding her hand.

Linda passed from a massive heart attack. Since Linda only had her
mother (her brother Hans-Deiter who lives in PA could not come) there
will be no funeral only an hour visitation and she will be buried
with her picture of Neddy.

Her mother asked that no flowers be sent, only that if you wish, to
make a donation to the Spirit Lake Iowa Library where Linda was an
employee for 25 years. The library, in honor of Linda will be closed
tomorrow. Her mother said there is also a nice write-up in the Spirit
Lake, IA newspaper.

Spirit Lake Public Library
702 16th Street
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

If you wish to send her mother a card, the address is:
Mrs. Helga Reed
906 Hill Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Here is Linda's Obituary.
Linda A. Miller, 48, of Spirit Lake, passed away Monday, September
15, 2008, at Lakes Regional Healthcare. She was born on October 1,
1959, in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Lyman H. And Helga J. (Miller)
Reed.
Linda graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1977, and then went
on to further her education, earning a Associate Arts Degree in 1979.
She worked at the Spirit Lake Public Library for twenty five years
and as a free lance artist in the area. She also worked as an
editorial cartoonist for the Spirit Lake Beacon in the early 80's.

Linda enjoyed spending her spare time painting, drawing, reading,
collecting books, listening to classical music and had a true love
for animals. She was a researcher for the Shakespeare Data Bank at
the University of Illinois, a member of the Richard III Society in
London, the T.E. Lawrence Society at Oxford, and was the President of
the Okoboji Summer Theatre Association.

Linda is survived by her mother, Helga Reed of Spirit Lake; a
brother, Hans-Deiter Miller of Newmanstown, Pennsylvania; an aunt,
Hannelore Hubner of Berlin; two nieces, Jennifer and Michelle; a
nephew, Eric; and a great-nephew, Xavier. She was preceded in death
by her father, Lyman; and her grandmother, Pearl Reed.

A funeral service will be held Friday, at 1:00P.M. at the Schuchert
Funeral home. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be given in Linda's name.


Personally speaking, Linda was one of my best friends. I could never
have asked for a better friend in this world. Not only speaking for
myself but for others here as well, Linda will be greatly missed and
no other words can express the joy she gave us in her art, her wit
and her warmness. I never thought that I would have to post this
email and it saddens me to do so. We always sent each other packages
on holidays and she even sent me the last season of Allo-Allo -which
she did when ever she received a new season on DVD (I received it on
Tuesday so I wasn't even able to tell her that I received it nor tell
her thank you). Her mother said she was a huge fan of Shakespeare and
that she had ordered Linda a bust of the author. It was waiting for
Linda's mother at the door the day that Linda passed away. Linda
never knew it was coming.

So please keep Linda's mother in your prayers she really needs them
now. Maybe even drop her a card.
Take care everyone,
Kristin




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Linda Miller aka pvt meek - PLEASE READ!
Hello everyone, I don't know even where to start. I received a call this morning from Linda Miller's mother. It's not easy for me to write this message for I...  Kristin
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Dear Kristin - I am stunned to read this about Linda's passing. I will write more when I have had time to ponder the unwelcome news. My computer has crashed in...  Johanne Tournier
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Re: Linda Miller aka pvt meek - PLEASE READ!
Jo- I have already posted it to the Monster Bash website so no need to do it twice. I have also emailed Ray Bradbury who was a close friend of Linda's as well....  Kristin
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Re: Linda Miller aka pvt meek - PLEASE READ!
God I don't know what to say!!! INCREDIBLY sad news!!! I thought she's been unusually quiet lately, but then we've all been busy. She was so thoughtful, always...  Jack
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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 09:21:26 PM »
This is devastating.  I never met her in person, but had corresponded and exchanged stuff a couple of times as she grew up in this general area.  I was so much hoping to meet her in person at a Bash or such.  She was such a vital part of the UMA in so many ways.  She will be missed, but absolutely remembered as well.   Goodbye sweet Meek.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »
Oh no!  That's awful.  She was always so fun to have around the UMA.  I met her 3 years ago at the Bash, and in person, she was just as she is online.  I'm stunned beyond words.  This is so sad... 

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 09:33:21 PM »
Oh my dear God, that's why I didn't hear back from my private email.

What a loss. A talented lady. A kind heart. A true friend.

Rest her soul, and comfort her loved ones, Lord. And thank you for her.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 09:35:42 PM »
Oh geez Linda, why the good ones so young...you are too big there's no way you are gone. Are you writing limericks in heaven Linda? Au revoir Meek.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 09:40:27 PM »
God, I just can't believe this.  She was such a witty, clever, kind person.  She sent my daughter Mia a wonderful care package when she was in the hospital.  Anyone that could put a smile on the face of a kid that's suffering is a special person, and she did just that.  See for yourself:

That was Meek; be it a chuckle or grin from one of her posts, or an act of kindness for a child...she brought happiness to many of us.  Meek, we are all richer for having known you.  God bless you.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 09:44:59 PM »
I'm very, very sorry to hear this.  I did not know Meek really at all but from what I am gathering she was a most special person.  My condolences to everyone who knew her.
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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 09:45:12 PM »
 
How sad. I am so very sorry to here this.
Linda was a kind, funny, talented and generous person. She always sent me a card on holidays, something that I will really miss.

Rest In Peace Meek... :'(

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 09:52:04 PM »
I am shocked to hear this. I just went back and read some of Meeks last posts and she seemed so excited about the upcoming Halloween season. My God, every day is a gift. My prayers will be with her family tonight.
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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 09:52:30 PM »
Oh my dear Lord.

I am devastated.  She was beyond kind...so supportive, so encouraging...so wonderful.
I just cannot put my mind around it.

She and I communicated privately often and just recently she was asking if I wanted a Mummy Cookie jar she saw at a market...

Dear God.  

I know better than to question the Almighty in these things...and know we can ask why all we want...with no real hope of response.
I know things will feel so different here now.  I won't see T.E. Lawrence's face anymore without thinking of her...and indeed Bradbury himself (an influence on this GREAT human and kind librarian) probably felt a tremor for some reason this morning.

I know I am feeling tremors now.

Bunches of Hunches...
Terry, through tears I ask that a memorial Hunchback wing of the UMA be opened in her honor.  I'm earnest in my request and I will do my part to contribute whatever I can.

That's small...it's insubstantial...we've lost a dear friend.
Oh God.  Take good care of Linda Miller...make sure she has mountains of books to read and the smell of bound words to comfort her.  Surround her with the magic of language, feed her with puns and she'll respond with a sharp acid tongue.

Most certainly, I see her with T.E. now.  Faced with a man she admired for years...and identified with.  It is a meeting I know she looked forward to but one that we all imagined would be put off for a LONG LONG time.

Sleep well dear Linda...and from the bottom of my heart...thank you.  I feel blessed to have been a friend, albiet one that has never actually met you.  Mores the pity and my loss is doubled because of it.

Goodbye Meek.  Goodbye.
Rest in Peace,

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2008, 09:58:03 PM »
My condolences  and prayers go out to her family, and to her extended family here at UMA.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 10:07:50 PM »
Did not know about her until this moment and I wish I had. Looked over her posts and she obviously was my kind of people. Many condolences to her family and friends.

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008, 10:09:42 PM »
She was a very nice person. I liked her a lot. Heaven has been very blessed today. HHW

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Re: Linda AKA Meek Passed Away This morning
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008, 10:23:49 PM »
I had never met Linda in person,but like so many of you, I felt through our posts that I did know
her.I was so shocked and saddened to read of her passing.
All of us at the UMA have lost a dear sister and I would like to echo the Professor's sentiments
regarding some type of memorial for our Meek.

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