Linda Freeman

November 30, 1941 ‒ February 24, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Linda Freeman passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by her family. She was 73.

She was born November 30, 1941 to parents Guy & Mildred “Millie” (Watring) Wise in Ashland. Her father passed away in the line of duty during WWII and her mother later married William Yochheim. Linda was graduated from Mansfield Senior High with the class of 1959.

On December 12, 1983 she married Mark Freeman. Linda worked at Raintree for over 10 years and at Fotomat for 15 years both in Mansfield.

Linda crafted a unique way to save money: she collected $5 bills. Any time a $5 bill crossed her path she would never spend it, but instead she’d save them for special purchases. In spare time, she took pleasure in cooking delicious food for her family and loving on her dog. But above all, Linda cherished vacation time spent with her grandchildren and husband.

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Mark Freeman of Lexington; three children: Christopher Myers of Mansfield, Suzette & (the late) John Thornton of Mansfield, and Michael & Darlene Myers of Bellville; a step-daughter Jodie Squires of Butler; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Louise Yochheim.

In addition to her parents and step-father, she was preceded in death by a brother Bruce Yochheim.

Her family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home and a Celebration of Life service for her immediate family will begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome to her funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday morning where Pastor Ron Biddle will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Linda’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • So sorry to read of Linda’s passing. We worked to gather at FIVE COUSINS many years ago. God got another precious angle.

  • Mark, so sorry to hear you have lost your dear wife Linda. You both were so kind to Lena in her last years. Even tho Linda was not feeling the best, she always made sure Lena had a meal. Know it was not always convenient for either of you, but you were always available. I did not know Linda’s children, but thoughts and prayers to all of you. Blessings.

  • I couldn’t of asked for a better grandmother… You were always there for me and always found time to do something fun. Whether it was just relaxing and olay

  • Edit * playing cards or playing the get lost game with all the grandchildren. You really touched my heart and my life grandma. I’ll miss you and see you someday again. Love always. -Mike Jr

  • I already miss you so much mom and know that you no longer have to suffer with pain,however I still find your passing so hard and hope that you knew how much I have always loved you and cared about you.I know we’ll be together again someday but until that day comes there will always be a missing part of my life without you.I plan to carry on your 5.00 bill legacy and every time I put one back I’ll think of you, just like everytime I hear or see the ocean,myrtle beach,or hold my own granddaughter I’ll think about what a special wonderful woman you were . I LOVE YOU MOM REST IN PEACE

  • I miss you so much already! You were such s wonderful mother-in-law! You treated me so good! You had so many great get together with the family! You could sure cook up a meal! God took you from us for a reason….I am so sad & it’s hard not to cry. I will see you in heaven again someday…..until then I have so many memories to ponder….I love you!

  • Mark, So sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.