Linda Kay Pace, 71, of Jonestown, and formerly of Ohio City, passed away at 2:00 AM on June 14, 2021 at Van Wert Health.
She was born on March 30,1950, in Middle Point, the daughter of the late John Emerson & Donna June (Market) McGinnis. On November 13, 1981, she married Gary Lee Pace, who survives. Together, they shared almost 40 years of marriage.
Linda was raised in Middle Point and graduated from Lincolnview High School in 1968.
Linda had worked as a waitress at the former Conrad's Truck Stop in Middle Point, at the former Borden's Cheese, Grief Brothers, Pic-N-Save bakery, Bob Evan's as a hostess, and Wal-Mart as a door greeter, all in Van Wert.
Linda was a sunday school teacher at the former Middle Point United Methodist Church and had been active at Trinity Friends Church, the former Christian Life Center, and ,most recently, LifeHouse Church, all in Van Wert.
Linda had also volunteered at the Van Wert Council on Aging.
Surviving are her husband, Gary Lee; and a son, Gary Lee Trent Pace of West Point, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Henry and Charlotte (Gray) Market; and her paternal grandparents, Thoburn Clifford and Myrtle Margaret (Reed) McGinnis.
The funeral will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Matt Braun, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in King Cemetery, Middle Point, Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
To share in Linda's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.