Chief Executive Officer
Linda has served in the memorialization industry since graduating from Illinois State University in 1984. Along with her siblings, Linda is co-owner of Greenwood Plastics, including local businesses such as Trigard Vaults, Trigard Memorials, Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Sunset Memorial Park and Camino Del Sol Chapel in Arizona.
She has been involved in several boards and associations, including the Board of the Illinois Cemetery Association, Illinois State’s Comptroller’s Cemetery Advisory Board, Women in Funeral Service Scholarship Program, International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, National Concrete Burial Vault Association.
She is a current representative of Funeral and Memorialization Information Council (FAMIC), the trustee emeritus for the Funeral Service Foundation and a board member for IMSA. Locally, she serves as current President of the board for the Women’s Care Clinic and is active in the Global Leadership Summit “Step Up Initiative”.
She is also a dedicated member of Second Church of Christ.
Linda is a passionate and experienced speaker, presenting at national conventions, state shows and smaller area funeral homes on topics that help families to heal from the loss of their loved ones. She also speaks regularly to mortuary science schools across the country on various industry topics.
As part of the Darby family, Linda is passionate about giving back to the community through free public community events, scholarships or simply caring for each and every family who impacts the funeral homes.
There is much more to Linda than her dedication to our industry and community. She loves JIF peanut butter; crunchy is a must. Linda also loves grape gumballs and popcorn, but not simultaneously! She enjoys horseback riding and spending time in her garden making things grow. Finally, her favorite activity is spending time with the people she loves.