Lisa R. (Tinch) Saunders
September 07, 1961 ‒ April 19, 2020
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Lisa R. (Tinch) Saunders, age 58, of Mount Gilead, went to be reunited with her husband, Sunday evening, April 19, 2020, following a brief illness.
She was born in Galion, OH on September 7, 1961. Lisa graduated from Mount Gilead High School with the class of 1979 and later went on to obtain her associates degree in business administration.
On October 3, 1981, Lisa married the love of her life, the late Leonard H. “Lennie” Saunders. The two were united at Waterford Church of Christ. On February of this year, Lisa lost the love of her life unexpectedly when Lennie was called home early. Lisa was heartbroken and her sudden illness she experienced was a result of such. Lisa died of a broken heart.
Lisa devoted much of her working years in the banking industry. She started at Bank One in Mount Gilead, then moved to Farmers Citizen in Cardington, and for the last 14 years was at First United Bank in Caledonia. Lisa served as a Branch Manager and more recently Freedom Years Director. Over the last 25 years, Lisa also assisted off and on with the books for the Town Pump and Deli.
Community minded, Lisa loved helping people any chance she could. She helped establish the Village of Caledonia Community events. Lisa was a huge supporter of the local chapter of Relay for Life where she hosted the survivors dinner for many years. She was also active in both the Mount Gilead Athletic and Music Boosters. Lisa participated in the Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed attending the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.
Within her home Lisa may have surprised you with some of her collections. If you visited and needed to use the restroom, you’d quickly realize how much she loved Santa Clauses as she has to be the only one with a Santa Clause themed bathroom. She enjoyed collecting antique tins and Fenton Glass. Being a banker she also had a love for collecting old coins and currency.
Her true prized moments in life were time spent with her family and friends. She was a loyal and loving wife; caring and nurturing mother; spoiling and fun Mawmaw; truest friend of a sister, aunt, and daughter; and a blessing to her friends.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Andrew (Leslie) Saunders of Mount Vernon and Ben Saunders of Mount Gilead; grandchildren: Joscelynn and Grayson Saunders; mother, Karen (Ron) Christman; sisters: Tammy (George) Pennington and Kelly (Steve) Castline; nieces and nephews: Holly (Andrew) Dudgeon, Heather (Aaron) Condron, Cody (Tabitha) Castline, Rick Pennington, Amanda (Ryan Coldwell) Pennington, Nathan (Amy) Saunders; great nieces and nephews: Riley, Laila, Hallie, Landon, Leyton, David, Cassy, Hannah, Barrett, Abby, Oakley, and Ian; morther-in-law, Jeannette Saunders; and a brother-in-law, Ted Saunders.
Lisa was preceded in death by the love of her life, Lennie.
Her family will be celebrating her life and ask that you join them in a drive through visitation at the Morrow County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please enter gate B (near the grandstand) and follow the signs. You will exit gate A where her husband Lennie often manned the gate during the fair. We also ask that you stay in your cars as you drive up to the family.
A private funeral service will be observed by her family with burial next to her husband in Bloomfield Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of Relay for Life.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Lisa’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.