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LEXINGTON: The strength of a woman is the love she carries in her heart, it’s her devotion to her Savior Jesus Christ, and it’s the sacrifice to self to ensure her family has provision. Linda Gongwer was a strong woman, characterized by self-reliance. A single parent, Linda worked two jobs – off and on – making sure her sons had what they needed, and she was so proud of their capabilities and the men they became.
Linda passed into the Lord’s care Thursday, September 16, 2021 from Arbors of Mifflin. She was 76.
Born Linda Cherryl Kuhn March 27, 1945 in Mansfield to parents Charles E. and Rosemary (Kagey) Kuhn, she was graduated from Union High School in 1963, where she was active in cheerleading, FHA, and served as class officer.
She had worked in the sales office of General Electric for almost 20 years before accepting a position as tax clerk for the Village of Lexington, a post she held over 20 years. Linda also served as village council clerk for many years.
Remembered as fiercely independent, Linda was meticulous about keeping her lawn and flower beds pristine. Neighbors complained her yard put theirs to shame!
She was a member of Lexington Church of Christ – a church family to whom she was devoted – and she helped maintain the facility for many years.
Linda absolutely loved the time she spent with her family, and structured her vacations with them – often trips to Myrtle Beach with her sister Mary Sherman. An avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, she decorated “the Buckeye Room” in her home in tribute to her favorite team.
She is survived by her sons David (Becky) Gongwer of Mansfield, and Adam (Shannon) Gongwer of Lexington; grandchildren Seth Gongwer, Bethany Gongwer, Morgan (Christopher) Williams, Ian Gongwer, Evan Gongwer, and Owan Gongwer; a great granddaughter Maelyn Williams; sisters Carol (Ray) Cordrey, and Mary Sherman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Constance Moton, a brother William Kuhn, and a brother-in-law James Sherman.
The Gongwer family will receive guests Friday, September 24, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor TJ Waters will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory to Lexington Church of Christ may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gongwer family, share a message of support with them – and watch Linda’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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