Linda Mae Schlotzhauer, 78, of Pilot Grove, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at her son’s home in Pilot Grove, surrounded by her family.
She was born January 28, 1944, in Boonville, daughter of Oliver L. and Ethel M. (Rugen) Retherford.
On June 18, 1971, in California, she married Charles Lee Schlotzhauer, who preceded her in death on November 12, 2009.
Linda worked as a dispatcher for Toastmaster for many years and retired from Caterpillar. She served on the board of directors for Katy Manor when they built the facility.
Linda enjoyed horseback riding, gardening and spending time at the lake on their houseboat. She always enjoyed a good visit. Linda loved her family and cooked many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners over the years. She was notorious for her Thanksgiving dressing. You always knew where she stood, but she was very kind and compassionate, always had a desire to help others, and never met a stranger.
Surviving are three sons, Rick Moore (Melanie) of Pilot Grove, Jim Moore of Speed, and Mitch Moore (companion, Patricia Young) of Pilot Grove; stepchildren, Patty Stock (Richard) of Boonville, Greg Schlotzhauer of Laurie, and Pam Davis (Terry) of Jacksonville, FL; her sister, Barbara Twenter of Pilot Grove; thirteen grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah, Sasha, Kendal, Dakota, Jordan, Cody, Kim, Kyle, Carrie, Patrick, Bethany and Jenna; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Brenda Moore; stepson, Bruce Schlotzhauer; and grandson, Skylar Moore.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Meisenheimer-Page-Dady Funeral Home in Pilot Grove, where the funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.
Casket bearers will be Rick Moore, Jim Moore, Mitch Moore, Greg Schlotzhauer, Danny Twenter and Brian Twenter. Honorary bearers will be grandchildren.
Burial will be in Pilot Grove Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Pilot Grove Cemetery.