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Linda L. Melton

Linda L. Melton, age 61, of Columbus, Ohio died April 6, 2019 at home. She was born on September 23, 1957 in Boonville, Indiana to the late Herman M. Melton and Frieda P. Brown.

On February 28, 1993 she married Charli Ballenger in Columbus, Ohio. Together they shared 26 years. Linda is survived by husband, Charli Ballenger; daughters, Julie Dick and Jennifer (Dick) Nickell; sons, Jeremy Dick and Jordan (Dan) Dick; grandchildren, Eleanor Smith, Evelyn Smith, Edward Smith, Ethan Smith and Nicholas Dick; brother, Mike Melton; sisters, Donna Melton Johnson, Mary Jo Clardy and Victoria Kindred. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Melton and Frieda Brown; brother, Harold Alan Hale; sisters, Sandy Hale Russell and Gail Brackett.

Linda worked as a nurse’s aide.  Prior to residing in Columbus, Ohio she lived in Evansville, Indiana; Omaha, Nebraska; Montgomery, Alabama; South Bend, Indiana; and Metairie, Louisiana.

Linda enjoyed Art, Lucille Ball, Classic Movies, Stars and the Moon. Her proudest achievement was her children. Linda had a unique sense of humor and was cantankerous in the best possible way. Thank you to all the family members and friends for the support provided. Please make memorial contributions to Cat Welfare at

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  • Patti German says:

    My dear friend, I am going to miss you so much. We had such good times together. My condolences to Charli and your kids and grandkids. Save a spot for me in heaven my dear. I love you.

  • michael stroud says:

    linda im going to miss you so much i will never forget all the things you did for me and patti throughout the years you were not just a good friend you were family we all love you with all of our heart but as we go on in this life we know that when our day comes we will meet again thank you is all i can say for the things that you did to make a great mark on our lives this impact will not be known as a great lost but as a celebration of life as we know that you will watch over us throughout the rest of our lives linda all i can say is that we all share tears of sadness cause your not here anymore as much as tears of joy that you are not in pain any more and we love you more then you should ever know god speed to being our angel linda and please watch over us we love you 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Carol says:

    Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your entire family.

  • Edie Canterbury says:

    “Dear, fun loving lady, you will be missed so much”. It seemed like every few months since we became fb friends we would discover something new we had in common, besides being a lefty and her sister in law Dawn being my bff/cousin . I know how she loved the moon. I often took sky pics. And when I took them of a full moon I would share it to fb with the caption “This is for you Linda!” She always love the ones I captured through the trees. She’s right up there with the moon and stars. My sincerest condolences to Charli and all of Linda’s family. Thoughts and comfort prayers for everyone.

  • Anna Miller says:

    Charli and the children, condolences. Linda was a good friend that I met more than 20 years ago. Linda and the family filled my life with joy and laughter. I will miss you my friend.

  • Carol Ebersole says:

    So sorry for your family in my prayers love

  • Pat Lappert says:

    Dear Jordan, my heart breaks for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything you need. I love you to the moon and back.

  • Kira Hays says:

    Linda, I can’t say that I remember you too well, but I do remember that you were an amazing friend to my mother (Patricia German). You were there when I was born, and you supported my mom whenever she needed a friend. Thank you for your wonderful life and for being there for my family. You will be missed.

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