Linda A. Ole, 50, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the church, where a Rosary was recited at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Malachy’s Building Fund or the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, is assisting the family with the services.


Linda A. Ole, 50, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the church, where a Rosary was recited at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Malachy’s Building Fund or the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, is assisting the family with the services.

She was born May 30, 1959, in Geneseo, the daughter of Anthony and Mary Ellen (Bohart) Abell. She was a 1977 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo. She married John Andrew Ole March 4, 2000, in Geneseo. She had been employed tending bar at Nancy’s Tap for many years. She was also employed at the Wooden Nickel Dry Cleaners, Geneseo, and most recently as a custodian at St. Malachy’s School for the last seven years. She was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church and attended numerous church activities. She enjoyed flowers, fishing, canning, gardening, and going to parties. She loved all her nieces and nephews and her cats, Beans and Sassy.

Survivors include her husband, John Andrew; her parents, Tony and Mary Ellen Abell of Geneseo; four sisters and spouses, Mary Beth and Kevin Peterson of Geneseo, Rose Mary and Mark Bouwens of Geneseo, Kathleen Abell and Gaylan Hanson of Peoria, Ariz., and Diane and Dennis White of Glendale, Ariz.; three brothers and spouses, Roger and Nancy Abell of Geneseo, Jerry and Maggie Abell of Atkinson and Daniel and Christa Abell of Hebron, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Abell, and a nephew, Adam Abell.