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Phyllis Lininger

August 15, 1930 — January 25, 2024

Phyllis L. Lininger, 93, of Van Wert, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at CHP Inpatient Hospice in Defiance. Ohio. She was born on August 15, 1930, in Van Wert, Ohio, to her parents John C. and Mary (Tribolet) Tomlinson.

Phyllis was a proud graduate of Ridge High School in the class of 1948. On April 17, 1949, she married the love of her life, Roger V. Lininger, creating a beautiful and enduring partnership. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and shared dreams.

Throughout her life, Phyllis dedicated herself to caring for her family and creating a nurturing home. She worked alongside her husband, Roger, as the bookkeeper for Lininger Oil and RBL Leasing, displaying a strong work ethic and unwavering support for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Outside of her professional duties, Phyllis found joy in tending to her vibrant garden and cultivating her green thumb. Her passion for gardening led her to become an esteemed member of the Evergreen Gardening Club, where she freely shared her knowledge and love of plants with fellow enthusiasts.

Phyllis also valued the importance of giving back to her community. She selflessly volunteered her time with T.W.I.G.S. III, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of those in need. Furthermore, she was also a widow member of the Van Wert Elks.

Phyllis will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her surviving daughters, Linda K. Morris of Van Wert and Nancy A. (Peter) Welnak of Florida as well as her brother, Dean Tomlinson of Van Wert. Additionally, her memory will be carried on by her grandchildren, David Morris of VA, Paul (Jamie) Morris of NY, Matthew (Rebecca) Welnak of MA, Thomas (Danielle) Welnak of CO, John (Megan) Welnak of NH, Samuel (Heidi) Welnak of VT, and her 7 great grandchildren. Each of them held a special place in her heart and brought endless happiness to her life.

In addition to her parents, Phillis was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; brothers, Rex and Roger Tomlinson; and her son-in-law, David Gregory Morris.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends prior to the funeral, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Rev. Will Haggis presiding. Interments will be held privately in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Brumback Library.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home. To share in Phyllis' online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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