Linda Kay Thomann, 71, of Jacksonville, Florida, peacefully entered eternal heavenly rest on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Born in Carrollton, Ohio, she attended Carrollton High School where she was an active member of the 4H Club. She graduated from the University of Akron in 1971 with a degree in elementary education and was a proud sister of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
She married Rich Thomann of Akron, Ohio, on June 10, 1972. They settled in Jacksonville, Florida, where they raised their family for the past 46 years. Linda loved and devoted herself to children and others. She was an elementary school teacher and taught pre school. She never knew a stranger. Anyone with a smile and a story to share was always welcome at her table. She was an avid animal lover and never turned away a stray. A sports enthusiast, she loved Notre Dame football, the Atlanta Braves, and the entire Bolles football family. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and she truly loved each and every person that came into her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Kenneth and Helen Jones, as well as her sister Barbara Nichols. But her legacy lives on through her devoted husband of 48 years, Rich Thomann; her three daughters Kaley (Kemp) Wilson, Shawn (Matt) Miller, Erin (Tim) Lynch; her grandchildren, Duncan, Grant, Quade, Kevin, Lucy, Andrew, Ruby, Margaret, Penny, Waylon, and Evelyn; her sister Nancy Ball; and many nieces and nephews.
Due to current circumstances, a celebration of Linda’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to continue the fight to find a cure.
Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter,
8180 Greensboro Dr. Suite 400,
McLean, VA 22102.