Linda Powers, 78, passed away on December 31, 2021 after a brief stay at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. Linda was a strong woman who always looked out for and took care of her family, and her family appreciates the loving care and attention she received from the Riverside Hospital ICU and Hospice staff.
Linda was born on December 17, 1943 to the late Donald R. and Ella (Oberlander) Rossman. Linda had two older siblings, Elwood Rossman and Phyllis (Rossman) Ramey. Both preceded her in death. The family lived on a farm in rural Crawford County, and Linda attended Sulphur Springs School and was part of the first class to graduate from the newly formed Colonel Crawford High School in 1961. About that time she started work at Miller’s Drive In in Bucyrus and met her future husband, Joe Powers. They married on February 4, 1967, and Joe says that was the best thing he ever did. Linda then went on to work at General Electric in Bucyrus and was a loyal employee before retiring after 35 years of service.
Linda loved her family more than anything in the world and she always placed their needs ahead of hers. She supported her children and grandchildren and she will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity. Linda resided in Bucyrus and is survived by her husband and their three sons, Brad (Julie), Joey (Patty), and Mark (Tina); ten grandchildren: Nicole (Brandon) Teets, Michael Powers, Kaylee Powers, Ross Powers, Alyssa (Jerad) Butler, Shiloh Powers, Brett Powers, Jakob Powers, Luke Powers, and Braydon Powers; and three great-grandchildren: Noah Teets, Isabella Teets, and Jeremy Butler. Linda never forgot a birthday and included a hand-written note with every gift.
When Linda wasn’t busy taking care of her family’s needs, she enjoyed playing games on the computer, reading books (especially romance novels and ghost stories), and taking time to “gab” on the phone with her kids and special friends. She also enjoyed the company of her pet dog Frosty. Linda brought a smile and joy into every room she walked into, and nothing made her more happy than knowing that her family was healthy and doing well.
As per Linda’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. However, family and friends will gather at a later time to share stories and celebrate her life. And to honor Linda’s generous heart, the family asks that you consider making a donation in her name to your favorite charity. These donations will be accepted through Wise Funeral Service and expressions of sympathy are encouraged to be shared on her tribute wall at www.wisefuneral.com.