Linda L. Gates, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at her home. She was born on August 27, 1940, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Linda owned and operated with her husband and son, Gates Truck and Auto in Mount Vernon since 1989. She also drove school bus for the last 45 years for the Centerburg School District.
Linda is survived by her children; James (Larissa) Gates of Mount Vernon, Sharlena (John) Biron of New Gloucester, Maine, Claude (Kelly) Gates of Gambier and Tammy (Fred) Faucett of Gambier; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters, Susie Duncan of Mount Vernon, and Patti Jo Furley of Mount Vernon; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father William Johns; her mother, Marie (Perkins) Furley; her husband Adrian “Ace” Gates; two sisters, Sandy Hughes, Charlotte Everhart and a brother, Robert Johns.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home Lasater Chapel, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with a reception at the Snyder Funeral Home Lasater Chapel family center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to the Centerburg Athletic Department.
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