Linda Lou Fiery, 56, died of complications from scleroderma on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Pulaski, Tenn.
The daughter of the late Glenn Edward Fiery and Ida Lucille (Charles) Fiery, she was born in Hagerstown, Md., on July 15, 1955.
She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1973 and from Frostburg State College in 1977.
She was a baptized member of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church in Fairview.
She was a whiz at questions for games and game shows such as “Trivial Pursuit” and “Jeopardy.” Her speaking skills and good diction were put to good use when she won contests while doing telemarketing for Sears appliance maintenance contracts. She did well at conducting phone surveys for Westat in Chambersburg, Pa., and later via computer at home after she and her companion moved to their small farm in Pulaski. She greatly enjoyed riding, grooming and training her two horses, Misty and Nelly Belle.
Besides her longtime companion, John Richnow, Linda is survived by her sister, Joanne (Fiery) Scarcelli and husband, Robert, of Little River, S.C.; her brothers, Glenn Edward Fiery and wife, Kathy, of State Line, Pa., Thurman Charles Fiery and wife, Bonnie, and Samuel Tilghman Fiery and wife, Judy, both of Hagerstown. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Fiery) Barnhart and husband, Dwight, Michael Scarcelli, Mark Fiery and wife, Holly, Brad Fiery and wife, Ashley, Laura (Fiery) Dobbs and husband, Dana, and Megan (Fiery) Swank and husband, Robert; plus five great-nieces and great-nephews, Olivia Barnhart, and Ethan, Vincent, Landon and Eden Fiery.
There will be a memorial service at Douglas Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service. There will be no viewing.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923, the foundation for helping to determine possible causes and/or cures for this rare and horribly debilitating disease; or to Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, c/o Don Spickler, 9731 Lock Tender Lane, Williamsport, MD 21795.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.