Linda Thomann

Linda Thomann

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.


  • John Bernardi Posted July 24, 2020 7:26 pm

    Linda was a very lovely person. Please accept my sympathy.

  • Amanda Batten Posted July 24, 2020 10:18 pm

    The Bolles. Family loves her as well. It was a pleasure to get to know her the last few years. I’m glad you shared the picture. What a beauty!! I know she is in Heaven having a great time.

  • Mike Phillips Posted July 24, 2020 10:25 pm

    Laura and I fondly remember Linda! Always upbeat and smiling please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!

  • Cyndy Wells Posted July 24, 2020 10:33 pm

    I will always cherish the fun times we had in high school. What a beautiful family you have to carry on your Legacy. RIP dear friend.

  • Tom Broner Posted July 25, 2020 9:49 am

    So sorry for your loss of this beautiful e.

  • John Ross Posted July 25, 2020 12:29 pm

    Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Rich. God Bless all of you.

  • Jacqueline Boley Posted July 26, 2020 8:46 am

    I know since I moved back up to Ohio we haven’t seen each other. But, my heart misses her & not hearing that small giggle, whisper & ornery laugh, when we just couldn’t stop & she’d snort! Her smile & encouragement when I needed it , uplifted me so much. I would leave & feel so much better. There’s another angel up there because she earned those wings. She will always be with you, especially when you need her most. Just listen quietly. I woke one morning, only opened my eyes, didn’t make a move, felt like mom was in my bedroom , I said “hi mom” . That was it. Like maybe she was checking in on my while I slept. Sounds corny I know, but there may be a moment for you. Always remember your special moments, excursions that you shared with her, they may bring I smile to your face or even a giggle! Your mom was the expert at bringing the smile out. So happy she was your wife, your mom & my Aunt Linda . Love y’all (yes southern style!) Jackie Boley

  • TOM YAKUBOWSKI Posted July 27, 2020 6:37 pm

    Rich & Family: I am so very sorry to hear about Linda. May she Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father. My sincere and deep sympathy and prayers for all of you.

  • Don Mullen Posted July 28, 2020 10:37 am

    Rich, Karen and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Regards, Don

  • Susan Gornto Posted August 16, 2020 9:36 pm

    Rich and Family-
    The Gornto family is very sad to hear about Linda. We have great memories, even though it’s been a while! She was a wonderful person and know she will be missed! Our deepest sympathy To you and the girls. Sincerely, Susan and Doug Gornto

  • Susan Gornto Posted August 16, 2020 9:41 pm

    Rich and family-
    The Gornto family is sorry to hear about Linda. She was a wonderful person and we have great memories, even though it’s been a while!. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Susan and Doug Gornto

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