Linda Rickard Montgomery, age 59, of Alliance, passed away on June 18, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic due to complications after courageously fighting leukemia and lymphoma.
She was born June 25, 1960 in Alliance, Ohio to Kenneth and Marjorie Rickard. A graduate of Alliance High School, class of 1978, Linda worked at the University of Mount Union since 1995 where she held many positions, but finally finding her perfect niche in the Dewald Chapel. She was planning to retire this month.
Linda was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she spent many years as part of the choir and Threads of Love. She also served as the head of the reception committee and a member of the Friendship II Sunday School class. Linda was also a long time member of Rainbow Girls and the Eastern Star.
Linda loved camping and being outdoors, spending time with her family, Christmas, bird watching. She was always smiling and bringing joy to others, especially with her famous laugh, the “Linda cackle”.
Survivors include her longtime partner, Lynn Goldrick; daughters, Jessica (Craig) Crider of Salem, OH, and Amanda Montgomery of Columbus, OH; grandson, Owen Crider; sister, Susan (Dieter) Kahle of Solon, OH; nephews, Drew (Erin) Shuster of North Ridgeville, OH, and Ben (Erin) Shuster of Arlington, VA; great nephews, Evan, Isaac, and Alexander.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private funeral service will held. She will be laid to rest beside her parents at Alliance City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to American Red Cross (monetary or blood donations) www.redcross.org or Christ United Methodist Church 470 Broadway St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.
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