Linda Joyce Merz was born April 6, 1961 in Memphis, TN to Roberta Jane Orr and John Allen Popchoke. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents and an uncle. She is survived by her son and daughter, Derek and Ashley Merz of Illinois, a sister- Jana Craig of Missouri, and a brother- Robert Popchoke of Kansas, as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial service to be held May 7, 2015. Donations to the National Brain Tumor Society can be made at braintumor.org.