Linda Oswalt

May 21, 1946 ‒ September 30, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Linda Kay Oswalt, age 74, peacefully entered Eternal Life at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital under hospice care.

Linda was born May 21, 1946, Mansfield, the daughter of Howard & Rita (Jurgens) Guisinger. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Peter’s High School and went on to graduate from Mansfield Beauty College. Linda worked over 20 years at Marco Photo Services. She was a member of Resurrection Parish in Lexington. Linda will be remembered as a generous and loving mother, grandmother, and friend and was always a source of strength and support for her family. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, travelling with her husband, gardening, reading, playing cards, and walking every day on the bike trail.

She is survived by her husband Charles Oswalt of Lexington whom she married June 3, 1967; daughter Renée (Dwight) Oswalt of Butler; son Matthew (Stacy) Oswalt of Lexington; daughter-in-law Amanda Oswalt of Mansfield; grandchildren Amelia, Gage, Joseph, and Hollee Oswalt; siblings Carol Moore, Mary Jane Volz Blackstone (Loren), and Ronald Guisinger (Robert Salmen); along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son David Oswalt and sister Nancy Bechtel.

Her family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Snyder Funeral Homes (2553 Lexington Ave in Mansfield). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Father Gregory Hite at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Resurrection Parish (2600 Lexington Ave). A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Lexington Cemetery columbarium.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to Taking Root Farms, PO Box 3502, Mansfield, OH 44907, or brought to her services. Online donations are available here:

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  • Dear Oswalt Family,
    Peck and I wish we could be there with you, however, travel restrictions to Ohio prevent us from joining you in the Celebration of Linda’s life. Know that we are there in thoughts.
    She was a precious lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Linda was my Friend, I met her at Ohio Health Med Central Mansfield, when we worked in the Laundry Dept, she was always so nice & friendly & kinda took me under her wing, I will always remember her kindness & will miss her terribly,I know she loved her Family so much, as she always spoke of them. To her Family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Linda was special. Prayers to her Family. R.I.P. Linda!

  • Ronald – so sorry for the sudden passing of your beloved sister, Linda. The angels led her into paradise.

    I pray for all those who will keenly feel this tragic loss in their lives, including you and Bob.

  • Chuck Linda and I wanted to let you know that we were sorry to hear about Linda. She was a special lady and you we both know and family will miss her. If you need any thing let Alan know and he can get a hold of us. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Rest In Peace dear Linda. Our SPH ‘64 class reunions. In eternity are sure getting more populated!
    Deaco Dave Shaffer

  • Chuck and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Linda was such a special lady!! She will be missed so very much!!. I felt it a privilege to work with her over the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • Chuck,

    Sorry to hear about your loss; it’s got to be hard. I’ll see you sometime on the bike trail and we can talk.

    Your buddy, Lee Paxton

  • Dear Ron and Bob and family:
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am holding you close.
    May Linda celebrate with our Lord and may she rest in His perpetual peace.

  • Dear family,
    I echo the sentiments of Deacon Dave Shaffer, who, like Linda, is member of our class of ’64 from SPH. Linda was a quiet classmate with a terrific broad smile and the friendliness to go with it. She has been in our hearts and on our minds over this past week as many have shared notes of remembrances and condolences among us. We are sorry to loose her and so sorry for your loss.

    May she rest in peace now,
    Mary Ellen (McBride) Mellen