Dorothy E. Lindler

May 1, 1922January 21, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Funeral services for Dorothy Epting Lindler, 97, formerly of Heath Springs, SC will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church with the interment to follow in the church cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 215 St. Thomas Road, Chapin, SC 29036; Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or any other place of one’s choice.

Mrs. Lindler passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of Wilbur Lee and Bessie Gibson Epting. She was the wife of Homer R. Lindler for 59 years. Most of her adult life was spent in Heath Springs, SC. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was involved in church activities for many years. Later, she transferred her membership to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, which was the boyhood church of her husband.

She finished Reidville High School and graduated from Winthrop College in 1943, receiving a BS Degree. She was a retired schoolteacher with 33 years of service. She taught in the public schools of Spartanburg, Laurens, Horry and Lancaster counties.

Surviving are her daughters, Ann L. Sjoholm (J. Richard) of Alpharetta, GA and Beth L. Sullivan (L. Patrick) of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Jay Sjoholm (Lindsey) of Marietta, GA, Lee Sjoholm of Alpharetta, GA, William (Nadine) Sullivan of Summit, NJ, Melissa Coll (Patrick) of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Sullivan of Memphis, TN, Elizabeth Herrmann (Greg) of Ponte Vedra, FL; great grandchildren, Henry and Jack Sjoholm of Marietta, GA, Adela Sullivan of Summit, NJ, Emily and John Patrick Coll of Jacksonville, FL, Ella and Oliver Herrmann of Ponte Vedra, FL; brother, Harold E. Epting (Evelyn) of Columbia, SC; sister-in-law, Sue Epting of Roswell, GA and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and brother, Wilbur L. Epting, Jr. of Roswell, GA.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


  • St. Thomas Lutheran Church
  • Community Hospice
  • Charity of one's choice


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 25, 2020


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Omer Bowers

January 30, 2020

Mrs. Lindler, I think, was an inspiration for all the students she taught. I remember Skipper Meetze once made a liquid model of an amplifier circuit. Mrs. Lindler was impressed, as we all were, with his model. She showed it to all her classes. I later learned how the same idea was a model illustrating electron flow. It served me well in years to come.
She showed the same excitement as the students when breaking new ground in science to our inquisitive minds. She and Mr. Lindler, as well, left memories that I will always cherish.
My prayers and condolences to the family.

Linda Reeves-Brinson

January 29, 2020

I am so sorry for your/our loss. This sweet, beautiful lady made such a difference in my life. As my eighth grade homeroom teacher, she influenced my future so much. I was not who I needed to be, and she encouraged me to be the better person. Her short, little self made me a much better person during my high school years and on through life. I loved her and will always miss her sweet smile. She was granted a long life, I am sure, so she could influence others as she did me. May God bless your families through this sad time.

Gerald Reeves

January 28, 2020

No doubt, one of my favorite teachers along with "Doctor" Lindler.
I taught biology for 45 years. Imagine that. She got me off to a great start. I remember having one microscope for biology class and standing in line with the class to see Amoeba with 15 seconds per student. I had one for every two students in my class and marvel at her effort. I missed the lessons on plant tissues (xylem, phloem, etc.) due to illness. She was very kind with the makeup work with me being behind the 8-ball. She used her car to transport some of the boys basketball team to games out of town. I rode in the front seat of her 1962 Ford on the way to basketball games - remember my long legs? We laughed. Your mom constantly reminded us (class of '64) of the noise we were making in the hall as we entered her class. We were oblivious.
Sorry for your loss. I think I use something I learned from one your parents almost everyday. Cherishing those memories of you and your family in Heath Springs. My wife and I are living about five minutes from Historic Reidville in Spartanburg County. We drive through Reidville on our way to Greenville . Bought stamps at the Reidville Post Office today. Interesting to learn of your mom's graduation from Reidville High School. Our granddaughter will attend Reidville Elementary. Closing the circle! Love, Gerald