Linda J. Schrack

May 27, 1943 ‒ October 09, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD~ Linda Janice Schrack, age 65, of Knapp Road, Mansfield passed away Thursday evening October 9, 2008 in Mifflin Care Center following a long illness.

Born May 27, 1943 in Richlands, Virginia to Paul E. and Nermal (Franks) Whited, Linda moved with her family to the Mansfield area as a child.

She was graduated from Lexington High School in 1961, and initially worked as a secretary with Caldwell & Bloor, and later accepted a position in the accounting department, accounts payable, with Therm-O-Disc.

Linda was active at Therm-O-Disc in planning company picnics and outings. That was part of her out-going nature; she was always planning her next walkathon or charitable event.

She kept fit by power walking and aerobics, golfing and bowling, and tended to a good size garden each year.

She inherited from her mother the gift of quality cooking. Her “melt-in-your-mouth” piecrusts made her butterscotch and lemon pies worth stealing a piece. Though she excelled at baking ~ her Christmas cookies are legendary ~ her seven layer salad, and casseroles were exceptional.

Linda had a bubbly personality, under girded by lovingkindness. Her support for her family and unconditional love knew no bounds. Her life focus was providing for her children…until her grandchildren came along, and they became her life’s focus.

She is survived by her husband Bradley N. Schrack, whom she married February 18, 1972; daughters Lori Schrack of Mansfield and Jodi Stirm of Columbus; her stepdaughter Tina and her husband Chris Westfall of New Hampshire; grandchildren Ashli & Jeremy Keller of Crestline, Kristina & Brennan Marte, stationed with the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany and Sarah Lang of Mansfield; great grandsons Brice Andrew Marte and Colten Jeremiah Keller; four step grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Sue Snyder of Dublin, Laura & Gene Galvin of Edinburg, Texas and Matti & Ed Schmidt of Champaign, Illinois; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill & Lorrie Whited of Cape Coral, Florida and Bob & Cindy Whited of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law Nancy and her husband Steve Nemeth of Mansfield, and Jane Schrack of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Jim Whited.

The Schrack Family will receive friends Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Linda Schrack will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Lexington Church of the Nazarene, 154 Clever Lane, with the Rev. John Sgro officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.

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