Linda May Curry, age 76, of Elgin, IL, passed away on October 23, 2021. She was born November 11, 1944 in Elgin to her loving parents, Robert and Esther Culver (née Hill).

Linda graduated from Elgin High School, Class of 1962. She worked as a hairdresser, and owned two salons over the course of her career. Her first salon was in her home in Libertyville, IL. She moved to Texas and there she opened her second salon, Classic Cuts, in Crosby, TX. She later became the activity director for Alzheimers patients at the St. James House in Baytown, TX. When she later moved back to Illinois, she became the activity director at The Vines in Elgin, IL.

Linda had a laugh that was contagious. She was hardworking, and loved to take care of those in need. She was a faithful soldier for God, and she loved to talk and spread God’s word. She wanted everyone to know Jesus. She volunteered at church, Wayside Cross, and the Renz Addiction Counseling Center. She loved listening to music and giving free haircuts, and she believed in the power of prayer.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Erin Lynn Curry; siblings, Judy Idstien, Katherine Keith, Robert (Jane) Culver, Sally Shoonhoven, Pete (Vicki) Culver, and Myra (Larry) Radle; grandchildren, Jacob Frenny, Joshua Frenny, and Josiah Frenny; great-grandchildren, Faith Frenny, Jeremiah Frenny, and Victoria Frenny; and nieces and nephews, Bob Idstien, Brian idstien, Dan Moeller, Robin Culver, Toby Culver, Beth Haddad, Amy Wallace, Matt Shoonhoven, Caleb Shoonhoven, Tyler Culver, Ben Culver, Marla Jean, Steve Hauer, Julie Dominic, Renee Spencer, Jody Szczech, and Mark Radle.

A memorial will be held from 10:00am until funeral service at 11:00am, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Grace Evangelical Church, 1800 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL 60123.  Pastor Tim Chinn will be officiating.

Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

3 Replies to “Linda May Curry”

  1. Linda is a beautiful soul and will be missed. God has welcomed her with open arms.

  2. My sincere condolences are extended to the Curry family, and to the entire extended Culver family & friends on the loss of Linda. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Linda, but I know she was blessed to be part of a loving family. May you all be comforted by memories of good times together.

    Sue Quillin

  3. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Mike Flannagan.

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