On Friday, October 21, 2016 Thelma Joan (Clark) Lintner won the prize for which God called her heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14) in the comfort of her home. Thelma, age 64, of Pemberville, OH passed away at her residence with her husband by her side. She was born on November 27, 1951 in Bryan, OH to Melvin and Mildred (Campbell) Clark. Thelma graduated in 1969 from Stryker High School and on November 25, 1972 she married John F. Lintner in Bryan, OH. In addition to being a wife and mother having raised two children she worked at Bowling Green State University for 20 years as an administrative assistant retiring in 2009. She was a member of the Bowling Green Christian Missionary Alliance Church where her love of playing the piano gave way to her ministry of music. At the church she would serve as the church pianist for over 20 years and choir director. In addition to teaching piano out of her home for 35 years she also was the piano accompaniment in numerous community events from theatre to weddings and everything in between. Known as the “lady with a smile always on her face” she will be remembered most as a wife, mother, grandmother, wonderful cook and gracious hostess. Thelma enjoyed attending the BGSU women’s basketball games in her free time. However, it will be her love of the piano and the brilliance in which she played that will remain in the hearts of those she loved.
Thelma is survived by her loving husband of nearly 44 years: John, children: Carrie Lintner of Lebanon, OH, Alan (Corinna) Lintner of Perrysburg, OH, grandchildren: Zachary Lintner, Kara Lintner, Landon Hall, Reece Hall, sisters: Donna Madar-Sprunger of NJ, Mary Leverett of Stryker, OH, Marcelle (Jim) Stoll of Edgerton, OH, Patricia (George) Strayer of IL, brother: Paul (Carolyn) Clark of VA, numerous nieces and nephews and her feline companion and friend “Chippers.” She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Darwin Clark and nephew: Sterling Clark.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 3-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Bowling Green Christian Missionary Alliance Church located at 1161 Napoleon Rd, Bowling Green with additional visitation from 10 AM until time of services. Officiating will be Pastor Dennis Gugger. Interment will be in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the cemetery committal services. Memorial contributions may be given to: Bowling Green Christian Missionary Alliance Church (building fund) or Gideons international.