LIMA — Linda Jane (Leatherman) Torres, 68, of Lima, died at 1:08 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013, at her residence. She was born January 14, 1945, in Lima to Rudolph and Mildred (Millsap) Leatherman, who preceded her in death. She was married to Julio A. Torres, II, who also preceded her in death.
Linda was a 1963 graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 1967 graduate of The Ohio State University. She started her teaching career at South Junior High and retired from Bath High School. Then, taught an additional year at Holgate High School. She also worked as a cook at Lombardo's Café. She was a member of Lima Community Church of the Nazarene. She was a lifetime member of the OEA. She loved spending time with her family; and enjoyed reading, traveling and softball.
Surviving are her daughter, Janera (Jay Stuckman) Torres of Columbus, Ohio; her son, Jair (Anne) Torres of Lima; her grandchildren Isabella and Gabriel; sisters, Nancy Leatherman and Judy (Jim) O'Neil both of Lima; her three nieces: Kim, MaryAnne and Gina; and a nephew, Jason. Also surviving is an "adopted grandson", Colbie Fetter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Leatherman and a son, Julio A. Torres, III.
Friends may visit at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME Friday, December 13, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. And 1 hour prior to the time of the service on Saturday.
Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home with Pastor Sandy Rufener, officiating and burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or to Arthur James Cancer Center in Columbus or the Lima Community Church of the Nazarene.
Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.