Linda Marie Ballinger (Whitmer), 81, of Massillon, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was born March 10, 1940, in Canton to the late Frank Elden and Thelma Marie (Reifsnyder) Whitmer. Linda worked for many years for the Fotomat Corp as an Administrative Assistant in the North Canton office. Later she would become the credit coordinator and cashier at the North Canton Lowe’s. She was an active member and soloist for First Church of Christ Scientist in both Massillon and Canton. Linda loved her family, romance novels, crime dramas and Hallmark movies.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her older brother, Thomas Elden.
She is survived by her children, Robin (John) Markland, Robert (Teresa) Ballinger and David (Lisa) Ballinger; sister, Susan Ann Brunker; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Linda’s Life on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Nickajack Farm, 2955 Manchester Ave, North Lawrence, at 7:00pm. Calling hours will be held 1 hour before the service at 6:00 PM, light refreshments will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Christian Science Mother Church. Information related to donations can be found on the church’s website (https://giving.christianscience.com/).