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Cindy Crawford

It was a pleasure and honor to spend time with Estelle. She was a very special lady! I enjoyed admiring her southern beauty, her appearance alone was admirable. She was self confident, loved to share beauty secrets, and always made sure she was acceptable for company. Such proper southern charm, if we all could take a lesson from such a gifted and charmed lady, we would be in a better place.

John Obringer

Dear Dick, So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Estelle. Dean called me yesterday to inform me. It has been a while since you traveled to Starkville, but I remember her so well. Estelle once pulled me aside and commented that she understood very little about the technology interests of Dean and Dan, but "put on a good face." May her soul rest in peace. Condolences, John & Marsha Obringer

Dean and Dan Linder

Estelle was a true Christian and a very considerate person. We know that she is with the Lord.

Estelle Linder


Mrs. Estelle Linder, 87, of Fernandina Beach passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, July 3, 2022, surrounded by loving family.

Estelle, daughter of the late Luke and Ada Middleton Mauk, was born in rural Kentucky near Olive Hill in 1934. She moved to the Baltimore-Annapolis area at the young age of 17.

She lived near Annapolis while raising a family, pursuing her many hobbies, and working for Westinghouse. Between a full-time job, caring for her family, being involved with her children’s activities, working with horses, being an avid runner, and traveling; she was constantly on the go.

Estelle was very patriotic, and during her 35 years with Westinghouse she took great pride at being involved in the many advanced activities that contributed to the defense of this great country, from the factory floor to the nation.

After retirement, she married Richard Linder and they relocated to Amelia Island. She loved the Island, especially watching the horses on the beach. She had a second home at the Greenbrier, WV, where she learned to play golf and enjoyed the game thoroughly, particularly among the mountain scenery.

Estelle traveled extensively while with Westinghouse and never wanted to fly again. However, she wanted to see the country, so they drove coast-to-coast, border-to-border, across the plains, over the mountains, and through the desert. She wanted to experience it all, and they did - from big cities to tiny ghost towns with everything in-between, and she loved every minute of it - no schedules, no reservations, just GO! Even on trip to the grocery store, she would say, “let’s go west”. One of her favorite songs was Willie Nelson’s, On the Road Again.

She lived the American Dream - a beautiful life, her way. Estelle was an elegant and classy lady who was vivacious and enjoyed life. She was often heard saying “too much of a good thing is wonderful!”.

In addition to her parents, she also predeceased by brothers, Luke Mauk, Jr. and Kenneth Mauk.

She leaves behind her husband, Richard Linder; her children, Debra (James) Goddard of Annapolis, Maryland, Barry (Terri) Tigue of Olive Hill, Kentucky, LuAnne (Bryan) Yri of Verona, Kentucky, Dean Linder and Daniel Linder, both of Starkville, Mississippi; two sisters, Phyllis Nibe of Fernandina Beach and Betty Davis of Charleston, West Virginia; her five grandchildren, Jeff (Kristy) Goddard, Erin (Rob) Sutton, James (Jessica) Goddard, Matthew (Jenna) Tigue and John Yri as well as nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church beginning at 11:00 AM with Fr. Jose Kallukalam as celebrant. The family will receive friends at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors that morning from 9:30 until 10:30.

She will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks Estelle be remembered by gifts to St. Michael’s Catholic Church.


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