Linda Lou Thurston

November 24, 1940 ‒ June 25, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Linda Lou Thurston, age 78 of Marion, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Linda was born on November 24, 1940 in Toledo, the daughter of Gladwell W. and Mary H. (Graham) Davison. She was educated in Whitehouse, OH and graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1958. She continued her education in Omaha, NE, at the Division of Electronic Radio-Television Institute and received her diploma in Communications and Personnel.

Linda met her future husband in St. Marys, Ohio in 1958; six years later, she was united in marriage to Lowell Edward Thurston in Whitehouse, OH.

Linda worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C., where she also enjoyed being a dance instructor at the Arthur Murray studio and traveling by bus to military bases. She also worked for a law firm in Marion, Halberstein & Mitchell, and typed appraisals for Carroll’s Jewelers.

Linda was an eternal optimist who saw the best in people and loved everyone for exactly who they are. She was thoughtful and generous with an adventurous spirit. She opened her home to countless exchange students, welcoming them as family and embracing their different cultures. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed playing tennis, bridge and euchre. Linda was happiest when she was at home enjoying the birds and flowers on her patio. But above all, it was her family that she treasured the most.

Those who remain to honor her memory include her husband, Lowell Thurston; devoted children: Lamont (Heather) Thurston and Larissa (Mark) Bateman; chosen family: Jay (Janice) Moodley and Sharon (Ravin) Subreenduth; grandchildren: Kristina, Jenna, Alyssa, Charlotte, Gabi, Olivia, Chase, Sherav, Shivali, Reed, Pearl and Pierce; siblings: John “Randy” (Shirley) Davison, Diane Plotts, Carol Ward, Derry Davison, Gary (Brenda) Davison and Dale (Sonja) Davison.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Judy Story and Dawn Hester; brother-in-law Vernon Plotts.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 143 South Prospect St, Marion from 10AM to 12Noon; Memorial service will immediately follow at 12Noon with Rev. Rob Howard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Marion, 143 South Prospect Street.

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


  • Lowell,
    So sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. What a classy lady–and what a great family you and she developed. The entire community mourns her loss and is with you in this troubling time.

  • Thurston Family,
    My family is so sad to hear of Linda’s passing today. When I think of her I will always remember her gentle nature, warm smile and dedication to family. Hoping you find peace in the coming days.
    In sympathy,
    Jennifer Doll and family

  • Lowell and family,

    My heart goes out to you all during this time of very great loss. God bless and watch over you as you honor the memory of Linda, and may God in his certain and constant grace help you find peace…

    Vaughn Sizemore

  • I have fond memories of Linda from our younger years. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. It’s too bad that families lose track over the years. I want Diane, Randy and Lowell to know that I am thinking about them and praying for them.

  • Condolences to the family and staff at Carroll’s. We didn’t know her, but she sounds like she will leave wonderful memories in many hearts. May God’s peace surround you all in the coming days.
    Doug and Karen Fosnaugh

  • Our sincerest condolences to Lowell, Larissa and Linda’s loving extended family. We were fortunate to meet her through Sharon and Ravin and have many fond memories of her laughter, warmth and generous spirit. Reading her obituary just reinforces what an amazing woman she was. Wishing the family peace in her passing, while cherishing your memories of time well spent with Linda.
    Sending much love.

  • The love of her family shines throughout the beautiful video tribute. May all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort and may her love fill your hearts always.

    With Love to the Thurston Family,
    Wayne & Lisa Cook

  • My deepest sympathies go out for the entire Thurston family.. and to the staff at Carroll’s Jewellers. May Linda rest, peacefullly, in the open arms of the Lord !

  • We are sorry to learn of your wife’s passing. We are all thinking of you and your family.

    From Professional Clock Service

    Lanny, Linley, Mary and Rosalie

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Will keep your entire family in thought and prayer.
    Brent & Maria

  • We are saddened for your loss and for the emptiness you must feel. God is with you. You are in our prayers.

    David and Wendy

  • Dear Thurston Family,

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. We will always remember Linda for her kindness, love for life and her beautiful heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending the family lots of love.

  • To the entire Thurston and Bateman families as well as your extended family and friends—
    We send our prayers to all of you—— Dear Mrs. Thurston clearly loved her family and she provided amazing Christian witness to all, in how she lived and loved and cared for her family.

  • To the entire Thurston and Bateman families as well as your extended family and friends—We are so sorry for your loss. Linda was the kindest and most loving person. We send our families thoughts and prayers.


    Aaron, Courtney and the Girls

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.
    Sincerely, The Gaster Family
    (Kim Welch)

  • Linda is finally at peace forever.
    All the pain and grief is finally over.
    Her smile and positive outlook on life will remain with us forever.
    In addition to being a great sis, she was a great person.

    Special thanks to Lowell & Larissa for being so supportive
    and strong till the very end.

    Linda, we will all miss you dearly!

    Love You!
    Brother, Derry

  • Lowell & family, Carroll’s staff & friends,

    We are so sorry for your loss! May your wonderful memories comfort you, and your lifetime of love and happiness carry you through the coming days. Praying that you find solace in knowing that Linda’s painful ordeal has ended, and a beautiful new life begins.


    The Stoneburner Family

  • Lowell, Larissa, Lamont and families,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I always remember her gentle smile and her wonderful laugh. She was such a kind, caring lady and I know you will all miss her terribly. Praying for Gods peace and love to surround you all and give you comfort. Sending love to you all.