Linda Pass

Linda Pass
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Linda Marie Neff Pass, 49, of New Athens, IL, born August 11, 1965, in Belleville, IL died Thursday, February 5, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Pass retired as a chef from the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Restaurant in Belleville, IL.  Hopefully, many of you had a chance to taste her “soup of the day”.  Linda was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.  She also really enjoyed her experience as a Boy Scout leader for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Belleville.  She was always one of the guys.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Norman A Neff.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Randy Pass, whom she married on October 26, 1985;
her children, Sean Michael Pass and Lauren Elizabeth Pass, both at home;
her mother, Rosalie, nee Rausch, Neff of Smithton, IL;
her sister, Beverly (Kevin) Kaemmerer;
and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Linda always placed her friends and family before herself.  She found great joy in helping others.  She was always there to lend a helping hand even when her illness was at its worst.  Her family will miss her compassion and strength.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to your favorite charity or in the form of Masses.  If you can’t decide on an appropriate charity, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Smithton or the American Cancer Society are the family’s recommendations.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015, and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 10:45 am. Monday, February 9, 2015, from the funeral home for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Father Kenneth York and Father Stanley Konieczny concelebrating.  Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Smithton, IL.

Condolences Left For Linda Pass

Randy and family, very sorry for your loss. Please be comforted by God’s loving grace.

The Howards, St. Louis, MO, 63128

Randy and family Please accept our deepest sympathy on Linda’s death. We are so sorry that we cannot be with you at this time since we are out of town. There was no one more dedicated and hard working at the shrine than Linda. She influenced so many young people by teaching them good work ethics. She will be greatly missed. Chuck & Debbie Schumacher

Chuck and Debbie Schumacher, Smithton, IL, 62285

May Linda rest in God’s eternal light and peace.

Her loving impact will continue to be seen in your entire family, Randy, every day and in each cherished memory. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kevin and Sonya Sauter, Wildwood, MO – Missouri, 630056333

Joe and I wish to express our deepest family to Linda’s Family. Joe thought a lot of her and talked about her at home. She was very dedicated.

joseph & Mildred Gerling, Belleville, Illinois, 62221-6201

Randy and family. I am truly sorry for the loss of your wife Linda. You and your family are in my prayers.

Nancy Carlson, St. Louis, Mo, 63125

Randy and children, you have all suffered along with Linda for so long. She is at peace now, and with the passing of time, you will be as well. You have my sympathy.

Nancy Nichols, Saint Charles, MO, 63304

Randy and family, So sorry for your loss.Linda was a great lady and a great friend. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with you. Charlotte Litton

Charlotte Litton, cahokia, Illinois, 62206


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