Linda Lou Lammon

April 16, 1938 ‒ December 29, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

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Linda Lou Lammon passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home in Mansfield, Ohio, after several years enduring the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. She and her husband Stan Lammon were longtime residents of Lexington, Ohio, where they moved in 1968, and raised their family. It was their home for 51 years before they moved to the Waterford at Mansfield in the summer of 2019.

Born to the late William “Bill” and Lula (Dietrich) Lichtenwald on April 16, 1938, Linda Lou grew up on a farm in Fayette, Ohio, but her family moved to nearby Wauseon (the Fulton County seat), where she was an excellent student and completed her junior and senior years of high school. There, Linda met her future husband, Stan Lammon. They were married September 2, 1956, in Wauseon, and then settled in Wilmington, Ohio, where Stan was completing his Bachelor’s Degree at Wilmington College. They lived in Wilmington, Hamler, Crestline, and Swanton, Ohio, before settling down in Lexington.

After raising two young boys, Linda decided to attend college classes at the new Mansfield-Ohio State University branch campus (now OSU-Mansfield). She was among the first graduates to complete all her courses at the “Mansfield Branch.” Linda also loved to sing, and for years she’d served as a soloist for weddings, in her church choir, and at other special events. But in the spring of 1972, she brought down the house at the Mansfield-OSU’s “Ovalwood Hall Auditorium” as “Reno Sweeney,” one of the leading roles in the campus theatre’s revival of Cole Porter’s 1934 hit musical Anything Goes.

A year later, in 1973, Linda graduated with her Bachelor of Education degree—she and her husband were doubly blessed when their daughter was born later that year just before Christmas.

In the fall of 1974, Linda began a distinguished teaching career at Lexington Central Elementary, where for more than 30 years she taught second-grade and was one of the school’s most successful, sought after, and beloved teachers. Even after she retired, parents (some of them Linda’s former students) sought “Mrs. Lammon” to tutor their young sons and daughters.

Linda was devoted to her family and to the hundreds of students she helped prepare for the world. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lexington, until the church closed at the end of December 2018. After the final Sunday service, she and other friends and family gathered one last time in the church kitchen. Despite her battle with Alzheimer’s, Linda started to sing “O Holy Night” (a song she’d sung as a soloist at many Christmas Eve services) and everyone joined in singing with her. After their church closed, she and her husband were welcomed into the congregation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Mansfield, near their new home at the Waterford.

Later in life, Linda became a big fan of the Cleveland Indians and watched or listened to almost all of their games from 1986 to their big years in the 1990’s and into the next century. Her favorite player, “Phil Neikro,” was just a year older and still pitching for Cleveland in 1987 at age 48. The Hall of Fame pitcher also died this year, just three days before Linda.

In addition to her parents, Linda Lammon was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Doug (1971), Ruby (1978), Patricia (1986) and Sharon (2005). Surviving are her beloved husband Stan; her loving children Marty (Libby), Wes (Pam), and Mindy; her loving grandchildren Drew (Heather), Michelle (Adam), Gabriella, and Franco; five beautiful great-grandchildren Grady, Parker, Lyra Joy, and the twins Arlo Ann and McCoy Arthur, born just this year in October; her niece Lee Ann (Chris), her sister Patty’s daughter; and so many special nieces and nephews, cousins, other kin, and friends, more than her family can count or thank enough for all their love and support.

A small, private memorial service for Linda Lammon will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, at the Snyder Funeral Home’s Lexington Avenue Chapel. However, the service will be live-streamed so that family, friends, former students, and all others may join in remembering Linda. The link for this event can be found on Linda’s obituary page at snyderfuneralhomes.com, along with Linda’s tribute video.  A long-time friend and co-worker, Dave Roberts, will speak and burial will follow the service in Lexington Cemetery.

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In this year of the Pandemic, given so many challenges to our schools, and Linda’s devotion to Lexington Public Education and Athletics, the family asks those who wish to remember Linda Lammon consider making a gift to Lexington’s Local School Boosters at http://www.lexington.k12.oh.us or to your own local school system.

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  • Love you Stan your family is in our prayers
    She will be remembered and is loved by many
    Praise God she is at peace in heaven, and will be missed on earth

  • So sorry to hear about Mrs. Lammon… she was such a wonderful person both inside and out. A truly amazing teacher. She was a wonderful second grade teacher to our daughter Amanda and I had the honor to be a room mom . Love and prayers for Comfort, Strength and Peace to the family during such a hard time.
    Sincerely,
    Steve and Kim Riggenbach and Family

  • to the Lammon famly. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Linda was a great teacher and friend. I worked in the cafeteria at Central for 7 years and got to know her. Also Mindy, I remember you being in Fire N Ice and Choir while my children attended Lexington. May our Lord continue to be with all of you and I will cherish the memory of you wonderful Mom. God Bless all of you. Katy Wehinger

  • I had Mrs. Lammon for 2nd grade back in 1975, & she was a wonderful teacher. Very loving, but firm when we started to get rambunctious. I still remember the school play we had that year, & one day during the winter she dressed up the room & we had a Hawaiian day. She had grass frillings hanging down the doorway, dressed in luau clothing, & had an electric skillet with fried rice I believe, along with other things to eat lol. I miss those days when the kids were the teacher’s family for a year. Nowadays it seems so cold & distant between teachers & students because times & people have changed. I still have her signature in my yearbook that year, & actually got to see her at the grocery a year or two ago. Really glad I got to catch up with her as an adult.
    She will be sorely missed……

  • To Wes and all the family, I’m sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and hope for your comfort and healing!

  • I had the privilege of teaching for many years at Central Elementary with Linda. She was a lovely Person. Very organized and dedicated to her student’s educational development. Randy and I would like to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Stan, Marty, Wes, Mindy and all the Lammon family. May God bring you strength and comfort through this difficult time
    Sincerely,
    Randy and Cindy Heidlebaugh

  • Our deepest condolences to the Lammon family. Mrs . Lammon truly made a positive impact in this community and in so many lives. Although she was not my teacher at Central,, her kind and patient demeanor was treasured. And, when my son was in elementary, he was privileged to have her as a tutor. She made an enormous positive impact in his education and life. Thank you Mrs. Lammon, this community will miss you

  • My daughter Kristen had the privilege to have Mrs. Linda Lammon as a second grade teacher. I also was a volunteer in her classroom and a room mother. She was always a dediacated, loving, encouraging caring and kind person. I pray that God will bless the family with peace, love and strength during this very sad and difficult time. May you always cherish and treasure all the fun and special times you shared with Linda. She sure was a positive person that made a difference in others lives. You sure will be missed Mrs. Lammon. My sincere condolences to all the family. Love and Prayers……

  • Mrs. Lammon was absolutely my favorite teacher of all time. I had her for 2nd grade at Central Elementary and I have shared her name over the years with many people. When I had a serious misunderstanding in how to complete our Scholastic Reading Achievements, she was so kind and gracious, and made sure I figured things out. It truly was a significant event in my early education. She will be missed.

  • I had Mrs Lammmon in 1975 for 2nd grade. I was so sick that year that I could only go through 1/2 a day. She made it possible that I past the 2nd grade.
    She was such a loving,caring person.
    Alzheimers is such a cruel disease. It is taking my mother too.
    My prayers are with your family. You were all so blessed ,as we that knew her were also, to have had her touch our life one way or another.

  • I’m so sorry for your lis Coach Lammon, Marty and the rest of the family. I’m praying for strength and peace for You all.

  • Sending my deepest sympathies to Stan and the entire Lammon family. Linda was a lovely woman inside and out and made a huge positive impact on many if not all of her former students. There are some people whose light continues to shine even when they are no longer with us. Linda was one of those people. And may God‘s love, Peace and strength be with you all in these difficult days.

  • I have such fond memories of Mrs. Lammon from our years at Christ Lutheran Church as well as her kindness towards classmates of her son Wes. The Lammon’s were always big supporters of Lexington Athletic events! She always had a smile on her face and words of encouragement. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

  • Stan & Family. We are saddened to hear Linda has passed away. We knew Linda from Christ Lutheran Church. She was always so kind to us and was such a dear person. Prayers are with your family! Peace be with all of you.

  • My heart and prayers is with Stan and family!! Linda will always be remembered by me and my family as a neighbor, teacher and friend. Linda was love by all my boys!! She had taught all Hunter, Connor and Payton and after teaching in a school setting she continued her passion by tutoring them within her home!! Stan I will always remember her smile as we left to go fishing and her excitement when we returned. And I do NOT think there has ever been a bigger or more Loyal Indians fan!! Rest In Peace you will always be loved, missed and most of all you made a difference!!

  • Christopher and I are both so sorry for your loss, Stan, Wes and the rest of the family. Linda had a beautiful voice. She sang at our wedding and will always be remembered for it. Our thoughts are with the entire family at this difficult time.

  • Condolences from our family to your family. I have so many wonderful memories – church, school, sports and simple friendship. Praying for peace for all of you.

  • Stan and family,

    I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. I know that you were her rock and took such good care of her. She was such a sweet lady the few times I met with her. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Lammon. She was one of my second grade teachers. I loved having her as a teacher! I remember trying my best to win coloring contests in her class. She always made learning fun.💕

  • Dear Stan and family,

    I am saddened to learn of Linda’s death. It was so good to have seen her at our last WHS class of ’56 reunion. She was one of Phil’s Lichtenwald cousins and then also a classmate. May our loving God comfort you in the days to follow. Hang on to all the wonderful memories.

    Lillian (Kahrs) Keller

  • Stan, Marty, Wes, Mindy & families,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. After decades of friendship, Linda was more like a family member to us, & we’re so grateful for her presence in our lives. She was stylish, gracious, generous & thoughtful. Many times, she’d send a note of support or quietly press a small gift into our hands to let us know she was thinking of us. And birthdays – you could always count on a card from Linda!

    We’ll always remember Linda’s sloppy joes at our post-game parties at each other’s homes, bowling on our “Girls’ Night Out” Monday night league, golfing at Little Apple, & hurrying out of our classrooms to begin a weekend of relaxation at the lake while the guys fished. Backyard cookouts, holiday parties, singing in the church choir, & of course, her exceptional voice! Christmas Eve services were definitely complete when Linda sang “O Holy Night,” & we feel especially blessed to have been present when she suddenly began singing it during our last gathering as a church family. Of all our memories, this is the one that we’ll treasure the most.

    We pray that you find comfort in the faith that we share. We look forward to seeing Linda again in our Father’s house.

    We love you,
    Joan, Shelley, Jay & Families

  • To Stan Lammon and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful girl blessed with so many gifts and talents. I can remember how she was always such a pleasant and kind person.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Mary Lou Mandly Yoder and Family

  • To the Lammon Family,
    I had the joy of teaching second grade “next door” to Linda at Central Elementary for 14 years. She was a lovely person, and a dedicated teacher. She loved having her students put on little plays for their parents, and other classes each year.
    My sincere sympathy to you at this sad time.

  • Stan, Marty, Wes, and Mindy: I don’t know where to start. I still clearly remember the day you all moved in. Growing up as next door neighbors, your family was as much my family as my own. Your mom, Linda, was the center for so much of that being the case. All those years hearing her sing is the reason I grew-up to love opera and, eventually, began to sing and study opera myself. Linda taught me so much about life, just by being my friend, even though I was so young. That friendship carried through the years and miles and will continue to bring me joy and comfort though she may be gone. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as, most of all, is my love.

  • Stan and family:
    We were so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a nice lady who always was smiling! We will remember her beautiful singing voice at Christ Lutheran church. You were always a devoted husband to her. I remember when Rhiannon and I last ran into you and Linda at the movie theater in Ontario where you had taken her to a movie. You said you had to get her back to the Waterford so she could get her medicine. Rhi and I both remarked to each other that you were so devoted to taking good care of her and in making her life as enjoyable as possible. Prayers for you Stan and to your entire family. May Linda Rest In Peace. Eric and Melissa Karl

  • Frank and I were saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We have known the family from Christ Lutheran Church, school, and sports. I loved Linda singing at church she had such a beautiful voice. I am sure she will be missed by the whole family and her friends. She has joined the great choir in heaven. Our sympathy to the family You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending our condolences to Stan and family on Linda’s passing. She was such a kind and lovely lady who will certainly be missed. We will continue to remember her fondly every time we hear the song Oh Holy Night. Stan, your care and devotion to Linda in her final years is an inspiration and fine example of love. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

  • What a beautiful service of celebration and remembrance. Although Mrs. Lammon was my 2nd grade teacher over 40 years ago, she is the teacher who I remember the best, and the service brought back so many more memories of her entertaining spirit, maternal-like guidance, encouragement, stick-to-it-iveness, her style!, and so many other traits that helped to ground and shape me as a child and student. I will always remember her.

  • Mindy and Family,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your beautiful Mother. What a beautiful service.

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    My deepest Sympathy. God Bless.

  • I just learned of Mrs. Lammon’s passing today, and I watched the video of her wonderful life. Mr. and Mrs. Lammon were so wonderful to me and I miss you all dearly!! Marty and I became best of friends, and I spent so many wonderful days at their home during the summer. Marty introduced me to Strat-O-Matic Baseball and Big Lex Pizza…I remember all of my times with the Lammon family as being so wonderful.

    Mr. Lammon taught me to drive, and I remember seeing Mrs. Lammon in Anything Goes…she was fantastic! After Marty and I went off to college, my new wife Linda and I continued to go to Lexington High School basketball games to watch Wes play ball! He was fantastic to watch and to root for during all of those games. And Wes and I became good friends as well!!

    I miss all of you…I just can’t figure out where all the time has gone. God Bless Mrs. Lammon for being such a wonderful person, and thank you all for being my friends!!