Heidi Jo Linder

February 28, 1973 ‒ August 23, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Heidi Jo Linder, age 47, of Mount Gilead, passed away at her home, Sunday, August 23, 2020.

On February 28, 1973, Heidi was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, a daughter of Roger E. and Pamela J. (Brehm) Linder.  She graduated from Cardington-Lincoln High School in the Class of 1990 and took some college classes with an interest in criminology.

Over the years, Heidi was a general manager at Ralphie’s and Spencer’s, a receptionist at Morrow County Hospital, an agent for Mike Graham Insurance and most recently had been working as a cashier at Drug Mart.

Heidi was a sports enthusiast.  She loved Ohio State football, the Cleveland Cavs and Cleveland Indians.  She was a big fan of LeBron James, Francisco Lindor and the Rock.  She also enjoyed watching any tv shows related to crime and investigation, and was a wonderful cook and baker.

Christmas was Heidi’s favorite time of the year.  Once Halloween was over it was immediately time to decorate for Christmas.  Her home looked like Santa’s Workshop and she loved shopping for gifts for all of the kids.

Heidi’s children and grandchildren were her life.  She cherished spending time with them and taking care of her little grandchildren, who referred to her as “Mimi.”  She was a mom to so many more than her own children and especially liked baking cupcakes for all of her children’s friends when they visited.

More recently, Heidi had done several public speaking engagements for different support groups.  Her goal was to help others by sharing several of the difficult experiences she had throughout her life.  She had even been considering going back to school to become a counselor so she could continue to help others get through their problems.

Heidi will always be remembered for the love she shared with her family.  She was nothing but caring and protective of them.  She always took care of people who did not have anyone else in their life and was always there to help and cheer for the underdog.

Heidi will be missed by her three children: Austin (Kayla) Charles, Zachary (Kaylee) Linder, Mikayla (Kyle) Johnson; six grandchildren: Carleigh, Carson, Paisleigh, Addie, Owen, Elleigh; one grandchild on the way; her parents, Roger and Pam Linder; grandmother, Marjorie Linder; two sisters: Michelle Hoffman, Angie Linder (John Landon); her best friend, Liz Deese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Joseph Charles; a step-daughter, Rachel E. Tippie; and grandparents: Calvin “Gene” Linder and Vesta G. “Ves” and Vaughan Tennant.

Heidi’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at the Gilead Friends Church, 4863 US Highway 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will begin there at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Erin Burdsall Porter officiating.  Guests are requested to wear masks and recognize social distancing guidelines.  Everyone is welcome to watch the live stream of her services at 4:00 p.m. via the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MtGileadSFH/).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Heidi’s name may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Turning Point, or another domestic violence organization.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Heidi’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Heidi was a wonderful person alway so loving and caring. Was always there to help others.
    She will be deeply missed by so many. Sending my prayers and condolences to her family.
    Kellie Jo Jaccaud & family

  • I have so many fond memories of growing up with Heidi. As an adult, I respected her kind heart and tremendous love for her family. My prayers and condolences for her, her children, and her entire family. She was a wonderful soul who will be missed.

  • Pam and Roger,
    Rick and I are so sorry to hear about Heidi. Our prayers are with you all

    April and Rick

  • To the Linder Family.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Heidi was a very sweet girl. I will alway remember her smile for high school. You all are in my thought and prayer.
    Jodi Belcher (Levings)

  • Dear Roger & Pam and Family, our sincere thoughts and prayers on the passing of Heidi Jo., take care. Mike & Geri Park.

  • Linder family-
    I have such good and fun memories with Heidi. I remember selling sweet corn at the fair grounds, going to one of her birthday parties and I didn’t know anyone…lol and staying with her at Grandma and Grandpa Tennants! I loved staying there, they were a hoot!

    Heidi, you will be missed. You’ve always had kind words to me and especially about my Mom. Thankful to have been your friend.

    Rest In Peace my friend

    ~ Darlene (Tingley) Romine

  • So many memories—from the time she was a little sweetheart visiting her Grandma and Grandpa who adored her, being around her as she grew up, and my most recent chat with her at Drug Mart—she’d had the grandchildren for the weekend, and was telling me all about it—what fun she’d had with them. May your many happy memories help you through the days ahead. Praying for all of you. Love, Rick and Laura

  • Roger, Pam, Marjorie and family. So sorry to hear of Heidi’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Harold and Geri Ruth and family.

  • With sincere condolences to the Linder family. Words can’t express how very sorry I am for your loss. May God guide you with peace and strength through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. R.I.P. Heidi❤

  • Pam, Roger and girls

    Heidi was such a good person, and so loveable. I remember picking up the girls on the school bus. She was always smiling and ready to go.

    Prayers for all your family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss Zack & Kaylee. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Xoxo to those grandbabies.

  • To the entire family,

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. I remember Heidi at the tractor pulls when she was young. May Heidi rest in peace in heaven.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.. such great memories of our children and the good times they had growing up together through 4H and the Morrow County 4H camp and Morrow County Fair through the years, with Heidi and your whole family… you have my prayers… keep her good memories close… I truly understand what you are going through… those memories are what will get you through each day..

  • Roger and Pam. I’m so sorry for your lost of your wonderful Daughter Heidi Prayers for you and the Family. You have my Condolences.

  • Austin, Kayla, Zac,

    Your mom was “mom” to all of your friends. Every rag tag snot nosed kid that walked in your home, myself included. I’m sorry for your loss, she was so deeply proud of all of you. Praying for you guys.

  • Roger, Pam, Angie and Family,
    So sad to hear of your daughters/sisters death. May God’s love and compassion give you peace during this most difficult time.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Heidi was such a sweet soul. I looked forward to her smiling face and warm greeting each time I saw her at Drug Mart. May God hold you all in His comforting arms.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family Heid,God gained another angel with a heart of gold.we had some fun times as teenagers and when we worked together ,u always made me laugh, we always cut up together GOOD TIMES,and skating at roller ramma in Marion ,Thank u for all them good times and Memories 💜 💛🙏R.I.P -HEIDI🙏💙❤
    TRACE (Martin)RANK

  • Dear Pam & Roger:

    We were so sorry to hear about your daughter. Sending our
    sincere condolences. May you find peace in your memories.

    Vickie & Rich Gould

  • Deepest condolences Pam, Roger, Michelle, Angie, and all of the children and grandchildren, as well as all other close family and friends!

    I am deeply saddened to lose another high school friend the same age and in the same year of the passing of my sister. The obituary for Heidi is definitely a positive testament to her legacy as a beautiful fun-loving person, very helpful friend to everyone, proud daughter to amazing parents, caring of beautiful sisters, and most especially one of the most proudest and happiest engaged involved mother and grandmother that I have ever known; her frequent posts about them all on Facebook are going to definitely be missed.

    Heidi reached out to me around 2012, some 20+ years after High School, which is a testament to our small town community family that she was able to do so as well as we all attended Church and Luther League together back in the day, although she was my younger sister’s age. I was in the Army deployed to Afghanistan at that time, so I think she like many were just checking in on the small town Ohio boy at war overseas. We continued that correspondence off and on for many years whereas she continued to ask for advice on parenting and other things and eventually on military things as her sons also joined. I also visited with her from time to time when home to include attending Mikayla’s wedding a few years ago whereas you may recall I ended up assisting with the tear down and bringing things back to the family farm. I’ll never forget how proud and happy she was with not only her daughter’s and son’s achievements as she introduced me to them and spoke about them constantly, but most especially the love and support that she enjoyed and cherished from her parents, her family and close friends.

    She will most definitely be missed by so many.

    May she now and forever rest in peace and fly with the Angels! 🙏

    Love and Hugs, Tommy Graham

  • Roger and Pam. So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lowell and Carol Bartlett

  • Roger, Pam. Michelle, Angie, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God’s loving arms wrap around you to help you with your grief.

  • Pam and Roger and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Heidis passing. I know heaven gained an angel and I know she will be watching over all of you.
    She lives on as her memories live in your hearts .

  • Pam and Roger, Mike and I have you both and your family in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Mike and Roxie Hord

  • Pam, Roger & family,
    Our sympathy and prayers go to you and your family at this difficult time. Michael & I are so sorry for your loss.

  • We want to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Watched Heidi grow up along with our kids and go on to raise her family. Praying for strength and Gods help to get you through this. Due to corona restrictions, we are not attending, but you are all in our prayers and thoughts.