Linda (DePew) Leidner (1942 - 2013)

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  • "I knew Linda from teaching with her at Washington School. ..."
  • "Teresa and Mrs. Depew I am very sorry for your loss. God..."
    - Jody Culbertson
  • "Joe an family sorry for your loss."
    - Jerry Beesley
  • "She was probably one of my favorite people ever during my 5..."
    - Abi Kerkhoff
  • "Linda had an amazing gift for working with children. Linda..."
    - Pamela Baker
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Linda Leidner, 71, of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at her home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Old Capitol Foundation-Vandalia Swimming Pool or Jefferson/Vandalia Elementary School Library Fund. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Leidner was born April 1, 1942, in Vandalia. She was the daughter of James and Anna Lee DePew. She married Tommy Joe Leidner on May 18, 1963.
Mrs. Leidner was employed by the Vandalia School District from 1976-2010. During those 34 years of service, she served as office clerk, librarian, cafeteria monitor, playground supervisor and teacher's assistant. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; daughters, Lisa and her husband Terry Robbins of Vandalia, and Lori and her husband Jim Oldham of Highland; son, Tony Leidner and his wife Jennie of Vandalia; mother, Ann Depew of Highland; sisters, Ardith and her husband Richard McFarland of Vandalia, Teresa and her husband Ted Caldwell of Highland; brother, Larry DePew of Centralia; grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan and Logan Oldham, and Taylor, Emmily and Ashley Leidner; 10 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her dad and grandparents.
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204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 22 to Oct. 30, 2013