McDonald, Linda Eller

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Linda Eller McDonald, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 31, 2021 at Pulaski Health and Rehab Center surrounded by her family and with her grandson Kamryn on the phone.

She was born in Purlear, N.C. on May 11, 1942 to the late Gilbert Clayton and Fannie Elizabeth Eller.

Linda retired from Pulaski County School System, where she worked in the cafeteria. After retiring, Linda was a devoted caregiver to her sisters, Joan and Betty. Linda was also a caregiver to numerous families in the community and it was her greatest pleasure to provide love, care and support to those who needed her.

Linda was also a dedicated volunteer with hospice and local nursing homes.

Linda’s greatest joy was her grandson Kamryn who attends college in Miami, Okla. He has played basketball since he was a little boy and she never missed a game. She was able to watch him play via live stream from Colorado on October 9th where she cheered and clapped so loud for him and every time he hit a 3 pointer, she would say “That’s my boy”.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Fannie Eller; her son, Todd Loy; her sisters, Billie McNeil, Joan Rickey and Betty Hix; and her brothers, Doyle, Frank, Bud and JT Eller.

Linda is survived by her sister, Dot Eller Sowers; her daughter, Angie and her significant other, Kenneth Moore; her grandsons, D’Vante and Kamryn; and her great grandson, Kullen. She is also survived by her favorite niece, Dr. Sherry E. Showalter, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The McDonald family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (