Linda A. Bailey

Mrs. Bailey

Linda A. Bailey, 65, of Lakeside, and formerly Tiffin, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at The Toledo Hospital, Toledo.

Linda sparkled wherever she went. Even as a child in Pittsburgh, she brought joy to her parents, Wallace and Lois (Schnarrenberger) Sherbon. She married John P. Bailey June 17, 1972. John quickly learned that Linda loved beautifully crafted leather purses, sparkly jewelry and enjoyed collecting collections.

Linda loved crafts and reading which was a perfect fit for her career as a children’s librarian. Most recently, she worked at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library until her retirement.

Linda loved Lakeside. Being able to buy a house there in October 2016 was a wonderful blessing.

Avid travelers, John and Linda visited Israel, Egypt and Alaska, as well as other places throughout the United States. Traveling included Linda’s love for family vacations. She planned theme dinners, crafts and scavenger hunts and to her surprise, her family willingly participated in all of it.

Linda loved Christmas. She spent all year shopping, which resulted in a room full of thoughtful gifts for those she loved.

Most importantly, Linda treasured her grandchildren and loved being with them.

Her dazzling spirit will not be forgotten by the survived, her husband, John; two sons, Stephen (Charity) Bailey of Upland, Indiana, and Matthew (Adrianne) Bailey of Strongsville; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Grace, Luke, Nathan and Evan; brother, Wallace (Janet) Sherbon of Birmingham, Alabama; and two nieces, Kathy (Brian) Paudert and Julie (Russell) Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of Linda’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, corner of Poplar and Sixth streets, Lakeside.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the children’s department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.