Linda L. Hines, age 77, of Quincy, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:27 am in her home.
Linda was born April 15, 1943 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Harold L. and Juanita Huner Berry. She was raised in Quincy and attended the Quincy Public Schools.
Linda met John P. Hines in Chicago. They were married on June 10, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Linda had one child and John had five so they blended their family and had six wonderful children.
Linda was a clinical psychologist and received her PhD from Northwestern University. She started Lakeside Psychology and Counseling Services in Chicago and had grown her practice to include a staff of 10 professional psychologists and psychiatrists.
Linda missed Quincy and would visit as often as she could. For the last few years, Linda served as a consultant for psychiatric services at the Blessing Health System while also continuing her practice at Lakeside in Chicago. Linda loved helping people very busy with work and always on the go. One of her dearest friends, upon learning of Linda's death, said simply, "We lost our beautiful Linda".
Linda always felt at home when she was in Quincy. In the fall of 2020, she and John made the decision to make Quincy their permanent home.
Linda loved traveling across the globe. She especially loved to travel with her family. Family trips to their beach front home in Rincon, Puerto Rico were very special to Linda.
Survivors in addition to her husband, John, include 6 children, Steven (P.J. Clark) Hines of Minneapolis, MN, Kathleen (John) Janninck of Joliet, IL, Karen (Robert) Larson of Elmwood Park, IL, Timothy (Sarah) Hermeling of Atlanta, GA, Daniel (Rebecca) Hines of Chicago, IL, and Kenneth Hines of Elmwood Park, IL; nine grandchildren, Samuel and Joseph Hines, Valerie and Kristen Larson, Alexander, Lauren and Meredith Hermeling, and Katie and Paige Hines; three great-grandchildren, Leighton Hines, and Michael and Oliver Pusvac; and a cousin, Ed (Linda) Berry.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents.
Services: 1:00 pm Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please wear a mask if you plan to attend.
Visitation: 2:00 - 6:00 pm Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please wear a mask if you plan to attend.
Memorials: Donations may be made to Quincy Community Theatre. Memorial Donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
"LINDA has been part of our lives for a long time . Spending time with her mother and sister-law Pat . Linda?s smile and kind words was a great life up for both Mike and I . She will leave a deep whole in a lots of hearts here on earth . You have earned your wings . Mike n KATHY kovachevich"
"I was so blessed to meet Linda , we became very good friends. She always seemed like a bright light anytime she entered the room! What a wise wonderful, loving and true person this world has lost. I still find myself waiting for her to show up , to help me with troubling things , she always had the answer. I will miss her deeply and hold her close to my heart. My deepest condolences to her family , I am sure she is with you everyday ! Our loss is heaven's gain. Velvet Darnell"
"Linda was a high school classmate. Always had the biggest smile and great personality. My condolences to her family. "
"Travel she loved, but never a stranger did she meet. Her warmth, compassion and genuine authenticity was a blessing to have been able to experience. She made you feel like you mattered everytime you would see her...pick right up where you left off. Words are not enough, but the hole that having the ability to have known her has left, will be my everyday inspiration. The world seems less wonderful without her, and as the note I had written ready to be put in the mail on Monday read, "thank you for being beautiful, wonderful YOU," and "I am so very grateful our paths have crossed!"
Peace and deepest sympathy to her loving John, family & friends! Fly with those wings you will wear perfectly, just as you swished by with that smile. You are missed!
"?Upward and Onward? she would say with that big smile. I cannot fully describe the impact this now Heavenly Angel had on my life over the past 16 months. She was a Co-worker, Mentor and Friend. I talked or texted with her near daily. She taught me so much. She always knew the right words and was there to lift me up and inspire me, even when I was not down. She challenged me in ways, I had never been challenged and made me think in ways, I had never thought. I know I am a better person for my time with her.
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to all those impacted by her loss. She touched the lives of so many family and friends.