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Dr. Linda-Jo DeGroff


1946 - 2016
Dr. Linda-Jo DeGroff, 69, died July 18, 2016.

A native of Herkimer, New York, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Patricia Purdon Caple. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Brian DeGroff and brother, Brad Caple.

Dr. DeGroff was employed at the University of Georgia for over twenty years and retired as a professor in the Department of Language Arts. She had a genuine love for teaching and reading. In recent years, she volunteered at the Athens Area Humane Society.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Lorey and Chuck Pelto of Wixom, Michigan; four nieces and nephews; seven great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Area Humane Society.

Lord and Stephens, EAST, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com

1946 - 2016

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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 23, 2016
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