City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Linda Sprigg Madl

Cary, North Carolina

Age 75.
Died 09/30/2023.

Linda Sprigg Madl
Linda Madl, 75, passed away Sept. 30, 2023, at Duke University Medical Center. She was born on October 7, 1947, the daughter of Richard Allen Sprigg and Norma Jean (Coen) Sprigg in Anderson County, Kansas. Her father operated a small construction company, so she grew up in several eastern Kansas communities in a mobile home. The family settled in Paola where she developed a love of horses and dogs. In High School she was elected to the National Honor Society. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism at Baker University, Baldwin City, Ks, and while there met her future husband, Ronald Madl. Upon her graduation in 1969, she and Ron married and moved to St Louis, Mo, when Ron was hired as a research scientist at Ralston Purina. She enjoyed books and writing.

During their twenty years in St Louis, she served as editor for the American Soybean Association which was headquartered there. Then she performed a similar role for the Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri, and was Marketing Coordinator for Woodward-Clyde Consultants, an environmental engineering firm. She also served as president of the St Louis Writers Guild.

In 1997, when Ron was hired at Kansas State University, they moved back to Manhattan, Ks. She continued to apply her writing skills as a grant writer for the Department of the Army at nearby Ft Riley. Later she served as technical writer for the K-State faculty member who was part of the International Panel for Climate Change research team when they and Al Gore were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. She served as founding member and president of the Kansas Writers, Inc., and was president of the K-State Social Club. She loved to visit old historic houses on her travels and served as a docent at the historic Wolf House Museum in Manhattan.

She authored several novels and short stories and published fourteen books plus several e-books. During her years in Manhattan, she served on the Municipal Library Board. She was one of the founding members of the Coffeeshop Writers, a group of Manhattan, Kansas authors of a wide variety of fiction who began gathering at a local coffee shop, and subsequently maintained their friendship and writing support for over twenty years through email and video visits even after most of them moved to other states. This group collaborated on anthologies, the most notable was Trespassing Time – Ghost Stories from the Prairie and it was she who named the book.
During retirement in Florida for a few years she served as writer/editor for the community newspaper. When she moved to North Carolina in 2017, she continued as a writer/editor for her community news magazine and wrote book reviews for the community.

In 2015 she was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease (IPF). She received a lung transplant at Duke Medical Center in September 2017, and survived with the new lung for 6 years.

She was proceeded in death by her mother, father, and sister, Lisa. She is survived by her husband Ron, of Cary, NC, daughter, Lori and her husband, Francisco J. Dolz, of Durham, NC, and two nephews, Dustin Boehm and Mitchell Boehm of Kansas City, KS.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations