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Linda S. Leach

December 12, 1948 – September 21, 2023

Linda S. Leach

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Sue Walden-Leach (nee’ Carter). Linda passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 21st, at the age of 74, after her hard-fought battle with lung cancer.

Linda was born on December 12th, 1948, in Covington, KY, to Frank Carter and Josie Carter-Volski. She leaves behind a legacy of warmth, compassion, and unwavering love that will forever be etched in our hearts.

Linda’s life will be remembered for her love for her family, grandchildren, and children. She was always there for her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews with an open door, sage advice, and unconditional love. She absolutely adored her time with her grandchildren. She was unbelievably proud of them and loved them with all her heart. And as a mother, she poured her heart and soul into raising her children. She taught them the importance of honesty, kindness, forgiveness, love, resilience, and family bonds. Her family will forever cherish her unwavering support, encouragement, advice, and love.

Linda loved listening to music, especially Pink Floyd, The Eagles, and Vince Gill. She also enjoyed spending time outside in her backyard, feeding and watching the hummingbirds and tending to her garden (mainly her tomatoes).

Linda lived a tough life, but with her faith in God and relentless spirit, she always faced challenges and adversity gracefully. Her ability to make others feel valued and loved was a testament to her generous spirit. Her strength and unconditional love inspired all who knew her, and why everyone who met her fell in love with her. The following quote by Melanie Shawn describes her best- “She never met a stranger. Every person in the world, to her, was just a friend she hadn’t met yet. She always saw the good in people. Sometimes, that’s all she would see, even if no one else could see it.”

Linda is survived by her loving children, Jason (Lori) Walden and Laura (Tom) Burger. Her grandchildren, Lucas and Bella Walden, Alex, Abby, and Austin “AJ” Burger. Linda will also be adoringly remembered by her brothers, Frank (Connie) Carter Jr. and Dean Volski. Her sisters, Joni Collucci, and Angela Volski. Her nephews and nieces, Micah (Christine) Carter, Grant (Michelle) Carter, Monica (Dan) Moore, Michael (Bethany) Volski, Allison Volski, Jodi Glaser, Felicia (Kevin) Beck, Sara (Jake) Wohlfrom, Michelle Volski, and Ryan Volski. She will also be fondly remembered by many great nieces and nephews.

Linda was predeceased by her husband, Michael Leach. Her mother, Josie R. Volski (nee Gollaway). Her sister, Anna Arnold (nee Carter), her brother, Ronald Bruce Carter, her brother, Frankie Volski, and her niece, Robyn Volski.

Her family will continue to honor her memory by living out the values she held dear. Her legacy lives on not only in the hearts of her family but also in the lives she touched through her kindness and love.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231, starting at 12pm and going to when services begin at 1pm. Once on the memorial park grounds, follow the BLUE line to the funeral home. Placement will immediately follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held immediately following at the Fort Scott Community Club House, located at 10493 Benning St, Harrison, OH 45030.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.

Linda’s passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but her memory will forever be a source of inspiration and comfort to all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and warmth she brought to this world.



Saturday, October 07, 2023 at 12PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 07, 2023 at 1PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Saturday, October 07, 2023 at 2PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“Our heartfelt condolences to Linda’s family. She was too well loved to ever be forgotten. Rest in Peace Linda”

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