Linda S. Cowen

October 13, 1953 ‒ June 03, 2019

Galion, Ohio

If you read the children’s book, “The Giving Tree,” that told you everything you needed to know about Linda. She loved animals and always gave you something before you left her house. Linda S. Cowen, 65, of Galion passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus after a recent heart ailment.

Born October 13, 1953 in Galion, she was the daughter of Richard and Bertha (Beaty) Pfleiderer. She married Thomas Cowen on July 6, 1984 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Northmor High School in 1972 and worked previously at the Galion Community Hospital. Linda worked for A-1 Associated Nursing in home care for many years. She especially loved her grandchildren and spoiling her dog, Lucy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons John (Leslie) Cowen of Centerburg and Mike Johnson of Marion; daughter Kelly (Rob) Maschmeier of Carlisle; grandchildren Brittany, Kaylee, Ambria, Trevor, Anthony, Alexis, Gabriel, Avery and Beckett; great-grandchildren Aiden and Isaac; sisters Ruth Ann (Fred) Pasheilich of Lexington and Sherrie (Jerry Cotsmire) Pfleiderer of Crestline and brother Garry (Karen) Pfleiderer of Galion.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by infant sister Sharon Kay Pfleiderer.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7 with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Linda Cowen, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • My prayers go out to the family for strength and healing. I had the blessing to be around Linda a handful of times and she always had a smile, loved her grand babies & was a sweet soul. I know you will be deeply missed and never forgotten!

  • Linda always had a happy and pleasant comment and such a beautiful smile I will miss her. I pray for God to comfort her family and relatives and friends.

  • My condolences to the family and Tom!! I have chatted to Linda a few times lately, those conversations will be missed!

  • So sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Linda. Her vibrant personality has kept her in my memories all these years. I am sure she will remain in yours as well. A life well lived.

  • My prayers goes out to Linda’s family. Linda & I grew up together, on Millsboro Rd. We just recently found each other on FB. God bless and keep the family in his arms, during this difficult time.

  • Praying for her family and friends, sorry for you loss ! May peace be with the family in there time of need !

  • Sherry
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    Tom so sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers for you and your family and friends. she was a Sweet lady. Peace for what your going through.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Tom and the family. I am so sorry for your loss

  • So sorry prayers for your family I can’t believe this Linda was so nice and funny a wonderful person. Tom if we can do anything please don’t be afraid to ask Darlene utter and Derrick Jones

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Linda will be missed. She always had a smile and a great attitude.
    Joyce Strutz

  • Tom Cowen it is with sadness that we say we are sorry for loss and pain.

    But it is with great joy knowing that she was saved and with our Lord.

    When we say goodbye to a ship that has left our harbors there is joy and celebration as it arrives on the other shore. God be with you as you mourn her final journey. Love you guys.

  • So saddened by the news. Got to know Linda and her family while she was caring for her mother. She brought a little bit of sunshine everywhere she went. God be with your family at this sad time.

  • Dear Ruth and Linda’s entire family…. I knew Linda from the time she came to work at A-1. She was always so good to me and I enjoyed working with her. She had a contagious laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, prayers for you and your family.
    I’ll give you a big hug when I see you next time.
    Your Pokemon Buddy
    Rob Stubbs

  • Tom I am so sorry to hear about Linda.I really liked that lady. She was special .My sympathy to your family.

  • Mike – so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Ron and Kim Winkle

  • I am very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing.
    I went to High school with her. I have always remembered her mischievous giggle in the library, the halls and on “the bench”. I know she will be missed.

  • I’m sorry for you loss Tom and family.. Linda was a really sweet person. A friend in School. Prayer’s for all of you..

  • Such a nice Lady. Spent time with her and Tom at the Marion Medical Campus. Shared many laughs and good conversation. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. Prayers for comfort for you all.