Linda S. Barber West 1956-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Linda S. Larson Barber West, 65, of Youngstown, peacefully passed away late Wednesday evening, June 2, 2021, with her devoted husband by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born Jan. 6, 1956, in Youngstown, the daughter of Charles E. Sr. and June E. Jackson Larson. Linda was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Linda was a proud homemaker and always made her family her first priority. She loved spending time with them, and they will miss her excellent cooking and baking. She had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed working with stained glass and being in the outdoors, whether camping, fishing, riding on a motorcycle or working in her garden. She also enjoyed playing cards with her good friend, Cindy Joy. Linda will be remembered for her passion for life, her generosity, her humor and her selfless spirit of spreading happiness to others.

Linda leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories her husband, Rick C. West, whom she married July 30, 1993; two sons, John (Jennifer) Barber of Lowellville and Jason Barber of Youngstown; a stepson, Richard C. West II of Marengo, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Abby, Jake and Josh Barber and Christian, Marshal and Shayleigh West; two brothers, Lars (Kim) Larson of Youngstown and David (Andrea) Larson of Coitsville; and two sisters, Sonja Ellis and Ruth Larson, both of Salem; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. “Cal” Larson Jr.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Linda from noon until 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home, 4221, Market St., Boardman, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Matt Ferguson officiating.

Linda’s family wishes to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Home Health Care staff and the nurses from Hospice of The Valley for all the care and compassion shown to them and Linda throughout this difficult time.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Linda’s family.

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