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Linda Lee Benzinger

Service Date: September 25, 2021
Interment Info: Mother of God Cemetery
Service Info: St. Barbara Catholic Church
Service Info

Linda Lee Benzinger (nee Metz), 76, of Edgewood, KY, passed away on August 29, 2021 after a 12-year battle with dementia at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Despite the battles that she faced, Linda’s mission was to bring friendship, joy and laughter to everyone she encountered, especially those unsuspecting. She was born on June 28, 1945 in Covington to the late Edward and Bernetta Metz. On August 10, 1968, Linda was married to the love of her life, Gerald “Gerry” Benzinger.

Linda was passionate about everything she did, which included being a member of the Charlie’s Angels at St. Charles, Summit Hills Country Club, Clown Ministry, and was part of numerous Cursillo teams. She also volunteered at Welcome House, coached softball, was on the Baptismal and welcoming team at Blessed Sacrament Church, and she was a founding member of CORD Foundation.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marilyn Menne and Judy Zimmer; and her brothers-in-law, Clem Menne, Hal Eckard, and Jim Popham.

Linda is survived by her devoted husband Gerry of 53 years; her children, Kara (Dan) Heck, Chris (Michelle) Benzinger of Pensacola, FL, Gretchen (Shawn) Traylor, Lisa Benzinger, Molly (Kes) Murphy, and Andrew (Kelsey) Benzinger; and her siblings, Peggy Eckard, Phyllis Popham, and Bob (Doris) Metz.

Linda also leaves her 24 grandchildren, whom she adored.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00AM at St. Barbara Catholic Church. There will be overflow available in the Sterling Center.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, if you are ill or anxious about attending her services, you will be able to watch the Mass of Christian Burial from home via livestream link:

 A reception for Linda will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12PM-3PM at Summit Hills Country Club.

 To honor Linda, please consider supporting the abandoned and disabled children and young adults of Mustard Seed Communities which was a personal dream of Linda’s to serve on mission unfulfilled due to her own disabilities.

Memorial contributions to: Mustard Seed Communities 29 Janes Avenue, Medfield, MA 02052.

To share a memory of Linda or leave an online condolence:


10:00 am

St. Barbara Catholic Church

4042 Turkeyfoot Rd.
Erlanger, Ky 41018

Mother of God Cemetery

Address: 3125 Madison Ave Latonia, KY 41015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Summit Hills Country Club

236 Dudley Rd.
Edgewood, KY 41017

Linda Benzinger

We are praying for your family at this time but still remember Linda’s smile . Remember playing golf with the two of you at an outing and the fun she brought to the game . Thinking of the family during this time. Bob and Martina Durrett

Love and Prayers

Gerry and all your children and family,
Wow heaven gained a wonderful woman. Linda was truly the spice of life. Never a dull moment. Her laugh made everyone happy. Everyday over the past 12 years you lost a little bit of her. Your love and devotion was like no other. She is rejoicing with the Lord. Keeping Him and all the angels and saints in stitches. We will always cherish those awesome memories.
We will be out of town for her service, but thank goodness for virtual masses. Our loss was heaven’s gain. God bless all of you.
Love and peace,
Pat and Jerry Dressman

Benzinger family

Linda’s kindness was known by many. Our deepest condolences to all. Jim & Carla Litmer

Prayers and Love

Gerry and Family,
I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers on Linda’s passing. Her life was full of love, friendship and faith. She is with the Lord for sure. My prayes will continue for you, Gerry, and the family. We can all pray to Linda for the courage and faith she showed in her life, especially the last years. Love and prayers, Dick Maile

Our love

Dear Gerry and family,
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Linda. We know she suffered a lot the last few years and her spirit will be with you forever. May God bless her and may you always remember her happy smile and love,
Best regards, Sylvia and Mick Thiel