August 11, 1949 - December 31, 2017

Memorial Gathering will be private.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to:


Wounded Warrior Project (, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60606




Chicago Police Dept. Memorial Foundation (, 1407 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60607.


Linda Lee Howard, age 68, of Chicago, died December 31, 2017, at the Symphony of Evanston.  She was born August 11, 1949, in Chicago, to Richard and Joyce Bruna.  She was an avid quilter and gardener.  Beloved daughter of Joyce, nee Burn, and the late Richard Bruna;  loving mother of Crystal, Teresa, Heather, and AngeliqueContinue Reading

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sue left a message on February 7, 2018:
Miss you.. take care of yourself. Thank you for your time...
Elaine Barrett left a message on January 18, 2018:
My previous condolence was cancelled out because of length,. I was trying to tell you who I am. I met Linda at Butler-Flynn Reunions (s). I am related to Eleanor and Jack Burn through my grandmother Ann Butler Fort. Sue Bruna gave me the news via email. My condolences and regrets that I did not get to know her better. I live in Madison, WI previously Chicago,
Elaine Barrett left a message on January 18, 2018:
Heather: I just heard of your great loss from Sue Bruna via email. I met Linda at the Butler-Flynn Reunion in northern WI in 2006 and I think 2013. A quick genes trip will explain that I remember my Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Jack Burn. Eleanor Burn was my grandmother- Ann Butler Fort's sister. I think I have that right. Linda got hold of me through her genealogy searches somehow and emailed me here in Madison, WI. I have lived in Chicago and also the cornfields around it back in the day. My email address is not published on this site but I am sure that you can obtain it from Haben or Sue Bruna in CA. Again, my regrets for not having known her as you do.
Theuron Owens left a message on January 10, 2018:
Heather, My sincere condolences to you and your family
Eloise Coleman-Mcabee left a message on January 9, 2018:
Heather, please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please take care and God bless.
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Audrey Montgomery left a message on January 8, 2018:
Linda and I have been friends for 40 plus years, We've shared many secrets we've laughed and cried and came through a lot, Yes but God brought us through it. I'm the God Mother of her 4 daughters. Linda has been a big part of our lives, she is family to me and my three sons.We Love you and will miss, but we know you are resting with the Lord. No more pain, no more sorrow, We Love you but God Loves you Best. So Rest on my Friend. We Love you Audrey ,Glen , Antwon and Troy
Angela Opoku left a message on January 4, 2018:
I am thankful to have worked with Ms Howard through previous employment, and also elated to have her birth one of my dearest friends/former supervisor Heather. It is with great sadness that her brite presence shall indeed be miss. I am certain that it will continue to shine through her children, there children, and all of those who will miss her for a while, but hold in their hearts the joy of having known her. God bless you and may you have eternal peace.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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