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Linda Gamber

Linda Gamber, age 67, of Delta, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Swanton Health Care and Retirement, following a six-month battle with ALS. She was born March 3, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Betty (Shepherd) Sumner-Straw. Linda was a 1972 Springfield High School graduate. After high school, she worked as a secretary and purchasing agent.

Linda was a member of St. Caspar Catholic Parish in Wauseon. She enjoyed being around people and encompassed the genuine ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. Sometimes through a simple conversation, and other times because of her angelic soprano singing voice. Linda found other ways to brighten people’s day by creating exquisite floral arrangements. She found fulfillment in making others happy. Linda also loved being around children, especially her nieces and nephews.

Left to cherish Linda’s memory is her son, Jimmy L. Sandifer, stepdaughter,
Dawn (Kamal) Smith; siblings, Robert Straw, Lenette (Jim) O’Brien, Kandy (Ron) Warner and Mary (James) Stickles; stepfather, Bud (Clarence) Sumner; step-siblings, Linda, Kenneth and Lisa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Sumner; father, Robert Straw; sisters, Karen Straw and Lee-ann Rayoum; brother, Alvin Straw; late husbands, Bill Sandifer and Richard Gamber, and niece, Deanna Rayoum.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Swanton Health Care and
Retirement Center – Activities Fund, 214 S. Munson Road, Swanton, OH 43558.

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Our sincere sympathy for the family. Lynn was one of the nicest people. Always a smile and kind words.

Rick & Anne Birsa Aug 14 2021 4:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Gamber

Rick & Anne Birsa Aug 14 2021 4:10 PM

Went to school with Linda and always remember her beautiful voice

Pat Strezinski/Schmitz

Patty Schmitz Aug 10 2021 4:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Gamber

Sally J Roach Aug 9 2021 9:08 PM

I love you and miss you!

Jamie Walker Aug 9 2021 2:43 PM

Lyn, I will love you forever! I will truly miss our times together, You were the best Big Sister all my life, I will miss your pretty smile, your beautiful soprano voice singing with me, and most of all the love you gave me all my life. I will cherish the time we had together these last months, I will love you forever!!!! Sami

Lenette O'Brien Aug 8 2021 7:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Gamber

Lenette O'Brien Aug 8 2021 7:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Gamber

Lenette O'Brien Aug 8 2021 6:55 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.

Tim and Ella Shelley Aug 6 2021 7:10 PM

We are so very saddened to hear of Linda's passing. Sending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy

Tom & Lois Childress Aug 6 2021 6:49 PM

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