Linda Lou (Stringfellow) Tarr

September 04, 1948 ‒ March 02, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Linda Lou (Stringfellow) Tarr, age 68, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. She was born on September 4, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of Ralph Stringfellow and Betty May (Simmons) Arnold. Linda retired after 28 years of employment with the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.

Linda volunteered for 19 years with the Knox County American Red Cross and American Red Cross National Disaster Team. She also served as a 4-H advisor and poll worker for Knox County. Linda will be remembered for her kind giving heart and sense of humor.

She is survived by her son; Kirk (Charity) Tarr of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Susan Tarr of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Harley Tarr and Ryan Tarr; a sister, Katheryn Chadil of Ankenytown; nephews, James (Angela) Chadil and Michael Chadil.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ron Tarr; two sisters, Lauralie Lucas and Letha M. Butler; step father, Kenneth J. Butler and brother-in-law, Jim Chadil.

Friends may call on Monday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 2 p.m. Rev. Marvin Haught will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to the American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • So sorry to hear of Linda’s death. I went to high school with her. She had such a pleasant laugh and loved to talk of her adventures with the American Red Cross Disaster Team. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.

  • Sorry for your loss your mom will be missed she was a special lady I enjoyed working with her and going gambling with her

  • So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I went to High School with her, and after many years was able to reconnect with her through our monthly Class lunches. She had a smile for everyone and what a wonderful laugh! She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

  • It is with great saddness that our dear Linda has left us. I had the privilage to have the friendship of her whole family and my heart goes out to all of them. I worked with her mother back in the late fifties at Mercy hospital before the many years at MVDC. What fun we all used to have! Linda had her mothers great sense of humor and orneriness. Kathy has her mother’s sweet smile and her Dad Ken’s more subtle sense of humor. We all loved Ron and Jim as well
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of this wonderful family
    Love Barb Chadwick

  • I went to high school with Linda. She always had a sweet smile and a kind heart. So sad to hear of the loss of a special woman.


    Debbie (Shannon) McLarnan

  • Susan and Family I am so sorry for your loss I worked with your mom for a long time we had a lot of fun she was a very funny lady and a kind soul she will be missed know your in my prayers and she is in Gods loving arms always God Bless Connie Quick

  • Linda holds a special place in my heart, thankful for the memories of the fun crazy times we had back in the 80’s. Rest In Peace my friend.
    Blessings for you family, we send our heart felt condolences.

  • I, too went to school with Linda, and had the blessing of re aquainting with he at the class luncheons. She was so sweet, and always pleasant to be around. She will be missed. My sympathies and prayers for healing to her family.

  • I will miss my “Barbie doll friend”! The world is a little less bright without her.
    Many prayers for family and friends.

  • I always enjoyed working around Ron and Linda at the Center. Both were great people and hard workers. Prayers to the family. Linda always had a great smile and laugh. May memories comfort you in the days ahead.

    Roger Marra

  • Kirk and Susie,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  • I went to school with Linda and was lucky enough to see and talk with her at the monthly class luncheon and our class reunion this past summer when I went back to Mount Vernon from Arizona. Her & Ron were both good people. She will be missed not net by our class but by people she touched.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you find peace in her reunion with Ron.

  • My dear cousins, Kirk and Susie as well as our awesome Aunt Kathy: Julie and I are very saddened about Aunt Linda’s passing. It was just a few short weeks ago that I last spoke with her, she always had a cheerful bluntness that only Aunt Linda could deliver…I always appreciated her. I have so many good memories of holiday gatherings throughout the years where she was the life of the party. I also loved how she and my mom were “attached at the hip” throughout mom’s return to Mt. Vernon so many years ago. They were not only sisters but truly best friends as well. They are now reunited for eternity along with grandma, grandpa, our fathers and Uncle Jim too. I am grateful that they forged us into the good people we are.

  • So very sorry for the families loss. But heaven just received an artist! Linda and Ronnie were always a great time. Prayers

  • Memories of our neighbor Linda…lots of fun and laughter! She was one of a kind and will be sorely missed! God Bless her family!
    Nancy Curry Rupp

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Linda was a very special lady. Always enjoyed taking care of her lawn. May God watch over and comfort the family in their loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We were friends in high school and went to many football and basketball games. Reconnected with her at our class lunches and enjoyed catching up. Prayers for all the family. She will be missed.

  • My deepest sympathies to all of Linda’s loved ones. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful soul. May you all be comforted by our God and King, Jesus. Love, Sue Bishop

  • You will be missed. You were so special and the memories are great. I think of you often.

  • So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Condolences to your family and friends. I feel bad I could not make it to the services. She will be very much missed. Hope to talk to you soon.