Linda Mae McDonald

January 2, 1954 - December 2, 2020
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Linda Mae McDonald, age 66 of Cridersville, passed at 12:50 a.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. She was born January 2, 1954 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Vernon Harry and Mary Alice Davies Arnold. On August 25, 1973 she married John Joel McDonald who survives in Cridersville.

Linda Mae retired from Otterbein-Cridersville Health Care. She was a 1972 Elmwood High School Graduate. She enjoyed collecting depression ware, granite ware, Pez items, and was a member of the Young at Heart Toy Collector Club. She loved participating in the family hobby of farm toys and her greatest love was her family whom she treasured dearly. She will be remembered for her big heart.

Also surviving is her son – John Joel (Tammi) McDonald II of Cridersville; a daughter – Heather Lynn (Jack E.) Howell of Lima; a grandson – Connor Joel McDonald; a brother – Vernon Harry (Lisa) Arnold, Jr. of Jerry City; a sister – Barbara Ann (Bill) Stokes of Bowling Green; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein-Cridersville or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: January 2, 1954
Died: December 2, 2020

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Chad & JoEllen Brown posted on 12/4/20

To all of you, Chad & I are so sorry we were not there to pay our respects today. Due to health issues we decided it was in everyone's best interest to not attend. That does not mean that you all were heavy on our hearts & in our thoughts & prayers. Linda was a wonderful soul who was kind & genuine....something you just don't find in most. She will be missed by all that knew her. We love & care about you all and will continue to pray for comfort & strength to get through this rough time & the upcoming holidays. Please reach out if you need us. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. With heavy hearts, much love, Chad, JoEllen & the girls


Deb Hight posted on 12/4/20

Thoughts and prayers are with John, Heather and the family during this difficult time. May God's grace and peace be with you.


Bob and Billie Conner posted on 12/3/20

John and family, Billie and I were very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We can't know the loss you are feeling at this time. You and Linda were a very loving team as you journeyed through life. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family.


DEB HARSHBARGER posted on 12/3/20

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