Linda Peterson

Linda S Peterson

Sunday, May 15th, 1949 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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PETERSON, Linda S Age 71, passed away Friday October 9. She graduated from Northmont High School in 1967, having been a member of the band and playing Meg Brockie in Brigadoon. She attended Ball State University. After having her children, she worked for several companies including being a top instructor for The Diet Workshop and a retail manager for Sportswear Mart, Added Dimensions, and Cracker Barrell. She was a Northmont Band Parent, serving as a case mom and chaperone as well as chairing the Ways and Means committee for several years. After becoming visually impaired 20 years ago, she became a “professional volunteer” and Service Award Recipient at Shiloh Church, UCC where she embraced “Living the Word by Serving the World,” serving in all the ways she could including yearly mission trips with the Appalachian Service Project and hurricane relief trips to Mississippi and New Jersey. She will be remembered for her natural leadership on committees, her cooking and hospitality skills including her macaroni and cheese and chicken noodle soup and her organizational skills in the music library and the church office. She shared her love for music and singing for the Lord in the Sanctuary Choir and as a founding member of the Discovery Time Worship Team. You could always depend on her to have a smile on her face that came from her heart.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Peterson, her parents Donovon and Joan Swank, her sister Lori Swank Gilbert, and her son-in-law Todd Staley. She is survived by her daughters Bonnie Staley and Dr. Lisa Peterson Salata (Brian); siblings Vickie (Bill) Miller, Larry (Debbie) Swank, The Honorable Brett A. Gilbert, Barbara Peterson, and Richard Peterson;5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family including “out-laws”, friends, and loyal canine companions Roscoe, Bailey, and Sadie.

A Celebration of Life led by Pastor Jay McMillen will be held 4 PM Sunday October 18, 2020 at Shiloh Church, UCC 5300 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. Dayton. The family will receive friends at 2 PM until the time of the service. There will be safety protocols including mandatory masking and social distancing required as it would be Linda’s wish to keep all safe and healthy. The service will be streamed at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shiloh Church, UCC. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Shiloh Church
  • Service

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 4:00pm
    Shiloh Church


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Lisa Peterson Salata

Posted at 09:36am

Here is the music that played at Linda's visitation - a mix of artists and songs that she loved and had particular meaning for Linda and her daughters. Enjoy and never forget! With love, Lisa

Larry and Debbie Swank

Posted at 05:13pm
You are loved and will be missed. Sing with the angels.
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Marilyn Rosendahl

Posted at 07:45am
Deepest Sympathy to Linda's family for your loss. Linda was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed.
Myself and siblings of the Chitwood family spent many years growing up together. Our parents built their first homes close together and were best friends. Their home had a stage and all of us performed as kids many times playing there as well as swim times. Then life moved forward and we seen her at times at our weekend campsite along with her husband and first daughter Bonnie. Years have passed but facebook kept us in touch to see how she shared her life so much helping others. Linda RIP

Jim & Margaret Robinson

Posted at 05:24pm
Linda, We will Both Miss You Very Much. Our Deepest Sympathy to Linda's family on the loss your sweet, loving Mother. Keep wonderful memories close
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The Charlie Anderson Family

Posted at 08:08am
Remembering the many moments we shared and holding you gently in our hearts. With love and sympathy,
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