Linda Lou Lafferty

May 26, 1947 ‒ December 09, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Linda Lou Lafferty, age 72 of Marion, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Linda was born in Marion on May 26, 1947, the daughter of Harold Firman and Doris Lucille (Huffman) Chapman.

On February 25, 1978, Linda was united in marriage to Steven Allen Lafferty; they would soon celebrate 42 years of marriage. The couple made their home in Marion where they raised their three children.

Linda was a dedicated worker and was with Quaker Oats for 18 years and then worked for the Honda Corporation for over 18 years until her retirement.

In her younger years, she traveled around singing her favorite country music songs. For Linda, family always came first and she especially loved spoiling her grandchildren. Christmas was her favorite time of year and her home was always transformed into a winter wonderland enjoyed by all of her family. She also had a little bit of a gambling streak in her and loved making trips to Las Vegas or Indiana to find her favorite slot machine.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Steven Allen Lafferty; her beloved children: Michael Winters, Lisa Parish and Misty (Matthew) Westfall; grandchildren: Justin Dawson, Racheal Westfall and Jenna Bash-Parish; siblings: Nancy (Michael) Watson and John Chapman; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Richard and William Chapman.

Visitation will be Friday, December 13, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 5PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Saturday at the funeral home at 10AM; burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

If so desired, donation may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Lafferty family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • We love you Aunt Linda, you will be missed beyond measure. Having Christmas at your house was always such a joy and we will cherish the memories from the fun times we all had together. We are sending prayers to everyone who is grieving during this difficult time. I hope they take comfort in knowing they now have a beautiful angel watching over them.

    -Mikey and Caitlin Watson

  • Dear Steve and family,

    I worked with Linda at Honda for years and I adored her… She was always talking about her family and grandkids that she treasured… With a heavy heart, I hope that the love and support from your family and friends, gets you all through this difficult time…

    Deepest sympathy,
    Mary Gunka

  • Had the privilege of working with Linda at Honda on Inpanel line. She treated me like her own. She was a special lady and she will be remembered by all who knew her! Deepest condolences to her family and friends during this very difficult time! Brian Moody