Linda Katherine Lewis

February 27, 1941 - July 28, 2021

Linda Katherine Lewis, 80, a resident of Lee County, FL for the past 21 years, formerly of Columbus, OH passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born February 27, 1941 in Bexley, OH to William Austin and Eleanor Gertrude Woodruff, now deceased.

Linda will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend with the biggest servant heart to help others.  In Ohio, Linda had 3 full-time jobs – working at Doctors Hospital as Executive Assistant, supporting her husband in his start-up business (Digital Design) and raising her 3 children.  Her Lutheran faith was nurtured at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, where she attended many Bible Studies and Women’s Groups.  Alongside her husband, she complimented his Prison Ministry efforts by becoming active in Kairos Outside, a Woman’s program dedicated to those with incarcerated loved ones.  During this time, she was also the Secretary to the Chaplain at the Marion Correctional Facility. After moving to Florida, the Pine Island American Legion Post 136 became Linda’s next passion to share her many talents.  Her roles there included:  Historian, Sergeant at Arms, Chaplain, President of Women’s Auxiliary, and serving on the Executive Board.  Her planning and organizing skills were instrumental in creating many successful events and theme parties that brought joy to everyone who attended.

Linda thoroughly enjoyed cooking, cleaning, gardening, making “To Do” lists, boating, walking sandy beaches, playing cards, puzzling on her Kindle and, of course, cheering on her favorite football team – The Ohio State Buckeyes.   Her greatest life challenge was trying to make cooks out of her 2 daughters.  We are so thankful she left us with the best recipe for life:   Kindness, Laughter and lots of Love.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Christina Twining (Erik) of Dallas, TX, and Tonya Siciliano (Stephen) of Cape Coral, FL; siblings, Bonnie Krstolic of Beaufort, SC, and William Woodruff of Eagan, MN; sister-in laws, Janice McKenzie (Richard) of Salem, OH; and Peggy Poole of Cadiz, OH; nephews, Craig Krstolic and Matt Krstolic; nieces, Lana, Gretchen and Marill; as well as three (3) grandchildren, Trey, Ashley, and Isabella.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alfred Lewis in December of 2020; as well as son, Ken Elliott Nicholson.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday, January 29, 2022.  Additional details/updates will be announced via

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Lee Aug 2, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    My very best friend for 15 years, will miss her, more than words can express, love you girl

  2. Lee Aug 2, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    My very best friend for 15 years, like missing my right hand, love you girlfriend

  3. Tracy Srybnik Depasquale Aug 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!! I absolutely love Mom and Dad and always will!! May they RIP in happiness and the love that they have and will continue to have for all of you!!

  4. Carol Geistfeld Aug 2, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Our favorite memories of Tom and Linda are worshiping together at UALC and playing together on their boat at Lake Cumberland

  5. Donna Gauthier Aug 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Rest In Peace my Dear Friend! You so deserve it. You have done so many wonderful things for people for so long here on earth. So many memories & talks! I’ll see you in Heaven when it’s my turn to climb those stairs!

    Love, Donna & Tom Gauthier

  6. Lisa Kondas Aug 2, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Oh sooooo many memories at Kennybrook! Such a beautiful lady.
    Sincere condolences & prayers,

  7. Amy Luck Aug 2, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Dear Tonya and Steve, We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers, that you feel the loving comfort of Jesus.
    Love you, Amy, Jack & family

  8. Sandra Cunningham Aug 3, 2021 at 6:15 am

    I miss you . You were always there for me. I know God blesses you . You were always so special; strong but caring, A rock to lean on . My support sister.

  9. Gail aka Gina! Aug 3, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    My very best “Florida” friend for many years! I wish I coud have met you many years before I did! You were an inspiration to many. I will always remember our many shopping trips, lunches, and fun times together. I will always cherish our times together and my heart will hurt forever my friend. Love you!

  10. Joe Petrelli Aug 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Linda ,

    You were the finest friend anyone could have. God bless you.

    Joe and Sharon

  11. Beryl Chickerella Aug 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Linda certainly earned her place in heaven, and I’m sure is welcomed by Tom and Ken.
    Her giving spirit blessed many!
    Praying for solace for Christina, Tonya and family🙏

  12. Pat Roberts Sep 2, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Christina and Tonya
    Our family has many fond memories of your Mom (and Dad) during the years your family came to Cedar Hill !
    May she Rest In Peace
    Love you both !

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  14. Lucy Avery Sep 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Tonya, what can I say. I am so sorry for your mom’s passing. When we met we just clicked. She was a wonderful friend. We had fun shopping, eating out and even when we cleaned together. She wanted me to come see her but due to covid and health issues I just couldn’t. It broke my heart. She gave me her new address and I sent her a card. It came back and she said that it was right. Sent it again and it came back, by then it was to late. I will cherish the times I had with your Mom. She was an amazing Women and a very special friend. Lucy

  15. Jo Chapman Jan 18, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I worked in the Kairos Prison Ministry with Linda and Tom in Ohio. We also visited them in Florida and loved boating with them. May they both Rest In Peace and enjoy their time in heaven with Jesus. Linda will be missed.

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