Author Archives: Linnea

About Linnea

I joined in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.

5 Condolences: chili

Here in the Midwest, the temperature has plummeted in the last few weeks – it’s definitely fall. And you know what that means, right? …Oh, sure, it means lots of things, but I’m thinking about CHILI. It’s finally time to … Continue reading

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Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we at are dedicated to honoring all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Two new features debut today on our site. One is a small but meaningful and lovely … Continue reading

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5 condolences: going back to school

Fall is back-to-school time… but that’s a phrase that’s got more than one meaning. We mostly think of schoolchildren ending another fun summer and settling in to a new year of learning, but there are also the many adults who … Continue reading

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Two years of @Legacy

@Legacy is celebrating an exciting anniversary this week – two years of blogging! Over those years, Katie and I and our many guest bloggers have really enjoyed sharing tidbits about and memorialization with our readers. And we love seeing … Continue reading

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Pet lovers remembering veterinarians

My dog loves the vet. It’s not normal, I know. Pets are supposed to hate the vet. But Toby’s got a few good reasons for his enthusiasm. He gets to go for a car ride! The nice lady pets him … Continue reading

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1,000 stories – and more to come

We recently passed an exciting milestone on The Obit Report – we posted our 1,000th story. On The Obit Report, we share stories of the fascinating lives we read about every day here at – both celebrities we miss, … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: Parades

As my high school band’s piccolo player, I marched in a lot of parades in my youth. Even if you’ve been to dozens of them in your life, there is always something a little bit thrilling about a parade, whether … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Today we celebrate fathers – we show a little extra love to the ones who are still here with us, and we remember the ones who are gone. Here at, we’re honoring beloved fathers who have passed away with … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2012

On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have bravely served in our armed forces. All week, we have been collecting photos of beloved veterans from our users and featuring them in our In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2012 … Continue reading

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Flowers from an angel

For many of us who work at, one of the best things about the job is hearing about how we help people. Emails and Facebook posts of thanks from our customers are often shared around the office, and a … Continue reading

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