Linda Dianne (Baker) O’Ryan, aged 71, died peacefully at the OSU James Cancer Hospital on February 20, 2020 in Columbus, OH after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
Linda was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and was a 1966 graduate of West High School. She attended Columbus State Community College and was a proud member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She worked as a corporate trainer at JPMorgan Chase for over 15 years. When she wasn’t training people at work, Linda loved teaching the children in her churches, past and present, and when her health didn’t allow her to teach, she helped organize Vacation Bible Schools and other childrens’ events so that they could be “flawlessly executed.” She loved to be a second mom and give both solicited and unsolicited advice to all her “kids.” Linda was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Wayne Baker. She is survived by her loving mother Janet Marie (Converse) Robey; son Shaun O’Ryan, daughter Molly O’Ryan and daughter in-law Iva O’Ryan.
Friends may call from 4 to 5:30 PM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Hill Funeral Home with a memorial service at 5:30 PM Saturday. An additional Celebration of Life (Linda demanded a party!) will be held at Genoa Baptist Church on Sunday March 8, 2020, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Ministry at Genoa Baptist Church at https://www.genoachurch.org/onlinegiving/ or Royal Family Kids Camp at https://franklin.royalfamilykids.org/.