Linda Marie Ballinger (Whitmer)

Born: 03/10/1940 Passed:

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 (


4 Tributes to Linda Marie Ballinger (Whitmer)

  1. Wendy Morecock says:

    Sending on my cousin’s obit…. so sad…

  2. Larry and Joyce Bowen says:

    Linda’s Family, May all the happy times, tender moments and all the good things that ever happened between you all be your inheritance. With all our love and prayers, Larry and Joyce Bowen

  3. Loren C. Veigel says:

    All the wonderful qualities of Linda show in her beautiful family. I remember her during her kids’ high school years – her vibrant, fun loving and dedicated “mom-ness” – and it has certainly been my pleasure to continue a lifelong friendship. Linda will be missed, but my prayers are for her peace and that of her family – “well done, Thou good and faithful servant.”

  4. Brent and Jane Reifsnyder says:

    Linda Ballinger

    Our sincere condolences go to Linda’s family on her recent passing. We will always remember her warmth, infectious spirit, easy laugh, and engaging smile. Brent’s memories of his cousin are of someone who always seemed to be having a good time and include a car story (of course!). He recalls a time when the family had an MGTD that had no side curtains (windows). They drove it in the winter with a blanket thrown over the top and sides to keep out the cold air – a little crazy and fun! May everyone find comfort in their memories of Linda as we have.

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