Linda J. Grogg

August 24, 1941 ‒ September 12, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Linda Joan Grogg, age 78, peacefully passed away September 12, 2019 in her Mansfield home with her devoted husband and family by her side. Her courageous 14-year battle with cancer has ended and she is home with her Lord & Savior.

She was born August 24, 1941 to parents Charles E. & Hildred C. (Goodheart) Shatzer in Wheeling, West Virginia and graduated from Mansfield Senior High with the class of 1959. She met a handsome young man named Gordon Grogg when she was still in high school. He would take her and her friends to the Friendly House in his brand new 1955 Plymouth Belvidere red and black hardtop convertible. Linda was smitten and the pair married on September 18, 1960 at First Christian Church in Mansfield.

In addition to being “Mom” to her kids Traci and Todd, Linda worked several jobs over the years including: bank teller, grocery clerk, and photo developer, but she especially enjoyed working as a receptionist for Sawyer Chiropractic. As much as she enjoyed being a mother, Linda loved being “Nana” to her grandkids and great-grandkids even more. Family and friends will remember her delicious caramel iced cakes and Texas sheet cakes, and her ultimate specialty: Skillet Cake. She was a member of a sewing club and had a knack for crafting and Swedish embroidery.

Everyone who has met Linda describes her as a sweet and incredibly loving woman. Family was everything to her and she dearly loved her pets and spending time working on her flowers. She enjoyed getting together with friends to play pinochle and in years past, she set aside time each week to do her mom’s hair. Linda was a longtime member of First Christian Church and she and Gordon found lifelong friends in their Sunday school class.

She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 59 years, Gordon Grogg of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law Traci & Jeff McQuillen of Mt. Gilead; son Todd Grogg of Mansfield; six grandchildren Kieyra (Rodney) Thrush, Andrew (Alyssa) McQuillen, Morgen McQuillen (and special friend Alivia Eckard), Kristin (Brian) Bethany, Delaney Grogg, and Madeline Grogg; six great-grandchildren Hailly, Marley, Blakely, & Charlee Thrush, and Grayson & Addelyn Bethany; special adopted grandson Avery Tishue; sister Jean Wendland of Mansfield; brother and sister-in-law David & Sharon Shatzer of Lexington; brothers-in-law Duane & Jeannie Grogg, Ernest “Ernie” & Linda Grogg, and Gene & Nancy Grogg; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Charles & Hildred Shatzer and great-grandson Brody Thrush.

The Grogg family would like to thank Dr. Das and the entire Mansfield Cleveland Clinic staff along with OhioHealth Hospice for the care they provided to Linda. You all made her feel like family and gave her a positive outlook, and most importantly, gave her more time to spend with her family. Your work is so very appreciated.

The family will host a public memorial service 11 am Saturday, September 14, 2019 at First Christian Church (200 W 3rd St, Mansfield, OH 44902) officiated by Rev. Gregory Bibler. Her final resting place will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Linda’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • So sorry for our loss.

    We loved Linda so much.

    A wonderful and special person we were honored to know.

    Now at peace but in our hearts forever.

  • Gordy,
    Traci & Jeff and family
    Kieyra & Rodney and family

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Linda was a very dear and sweet lady. She always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • I am so sorry I could not have been there this weekend. I remember Aunt Linda and extremely kind and always pleasant. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I know she touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.

  • Gordon,Tracey,Todd and all your families, I am so sorry for your loss. It was about 53 yrs. ago when I met Linda, I was about 8 at the time . I loved going to see her when they lived on Small Ave., she was so pretty and so sweet. It was a few years later I was privileged to babysit her baby’s. As I got older we were more friends , than a little girl who wanted to be like her. After that she became such a big part of my life, I included her in everything I did, she wore many hats and she wore them well, as wife,mother,daughter,sister,grandma,and of course friend. I always said she was the Donna Reed of 60s. She touched my life in ways I can’t begin to explain. I am better for having known her. I will always remember her kindness, her smile, and all the selfless love she gave to everybody. Rest In Peace my friend, I love you and will never forget you. God Bless You.❤️😢

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