Linda Carol (nee Clark), age 73, of Fairfield, Ohio went to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 24, 2020 with her husband and children by her side. She was born on October 4, 1946, to Arthur and Dorothy Winkler Clark in Hamilton, Ohio.
Linda is survived by her husband and the love of her life for 55 years Jerry Oberdorf; children, Todd Oberdorf (Maribeth), Marci Thomas (Charles), and Tricia Hurlander (Dan) all of Fairfield, Ohio. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, Nathan Barrett (Oberdorf), Jessica Oberdorf, Brett Oberdorf Andrew Hurlander, Alexis Hurlander, Jacob Thomas; 2 great-grandsons, Sai and Finn Gonzalez; sisters, Pam Cornelius (Ken) and Jenny Green (Ed), and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom and Jane Oberdorf of Hamilton, Ohio.
Linda graduated from Fairfield High School in 1964 and married her High School sweetheart, Jerry Oberdorf on June 25, 1965 at Lindenwald United Methodist Church and started their family. She worked for many years at Marilyn's on Main and before retiring. Linda then went on to lovingly prepare meals for the children of Jelly Bean Junction in Fairfield, Ohio. Linda was an active member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church where she served on the worship committee; children's ministry committee; outreach; and altar committee. Linda had a passion for service and hospitality, preparing many meals for vacation bible school and her church family.
Holidays; especially Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas brought out the best in Linda as she was an excellent cook and delighted in preparing meals and treats for family and friends. She possessed the gift of hospitality to everyone she met welcoming everyone into her home. Linda enjoyed and was delighted by her grandchildren. She always looked forward to attending sporting events; dance recitals; and other events in which they participated. Most weekends she could be found at a sporting event cheering them on with homemade snacks and love. Linda also looked forward to yearly cruises with her very close friends.
Family vacations, especially to New Smyrna Beach, Florida were also a very favorite time in her life. She loved sitting on the beach and enjoyed the sunshine with family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield, Ohio 45014. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Park Ave. United Methodist Church, 801 Park Ave., Hamilton, Ohio, 45013 in care of the Worship and Children's Ministry committees. She will be dearly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, and friends.
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