Obituaries

Obituaries LINDA FISCHER
BUCKNER Linda Fisher Buckner joined her parents and granddaughter, Sarah Kies, in heaven on the 18th of March, 2009 in Suffolk, VA where she was visiting her daughter, Meggan Schoenberg and family. Her residence was in Joliet, IL.  She was raised in Vermillion, where she married David Iverson. Linda is survived by her now husband, John Buckner of 27 years; her brother, Kavin Fisher of Vermillion; her three daughters, Rachelle Kies of Joliet, IL, Meggan Schoenberg of Smithfield, VA, and Elyssa Urban of Naperville, IL; and her grandchildren, Peyton and Kamryn Urban, Ryan and Jadyn Schoenberg, and Bradley Kies.  Linda Buckner was an avid artist who colored the worlds of everyone she met. She started her formal career in marketing where she was honored in the "Who's Who in America" books. She was a manager at CNA Insurance Company and Marsh McLennan, both in Chicago, IL. While she was well-respected and succeeded in her business career, it became obvious that she belonged creating masterpieces.  She created ornaments, jewelry, accessories, shoes, and beautiful wearable art. She painted in every medium, often colloguing different forms of medium into exciting and interesting works that you could look at for days without getting bored. She even had published poetry. She worked alone, she collaborated, and she taught, spreading color and energy everywhere she went. She truly was a blessing to her friends, family, patrons, and acquaintances.  A memorial service and celebration of Linda's life will be held March 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church of Naperville (EFCN, www.efcn.org), 1551 East Hobson Road, Naperville, IL 60540.  There will be a reception immediately following in the church Gateway Room. Flowers may be sent to 1208 Elizabeth Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, www.fineline.org, 6 N. 158 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175 or the COPD Foundation at www.copdfoundation.org, in memory of Linda Fischer Buckner.

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