Loveland, Ohio – Longtime Board of Education Member Linda Pennington retired from her service, on April 18, 2017. Mrs. Pennington began serving the students of the Loveland City School District in 1995 and was vice-president six times in that span.
Longtime friend, colleague, and current Board Vice-President, Kathy Lorenz told Loveland Magazine today, “I can tell you that even as she was confined to a care center, she and I still discussed how things were going in Loveland and she talked about wanting to run again. Linda believed she had a special constituency in Loveland and wanted to serve them well and she was concerned about every taxpayer. She was concerned about every child and got on the board to advocate for the ones in need, for the academically gifted, for the athletes, for the just-plain-average important student.”
At the time of her retirement, Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker said, “Mrs. Pennington has been a leader of positive change for the students in the Loveland City School District; her dedication to the Board of Education is quite remarkable. Mrs. Pennington has been a treasure to our educational community.”
Lorenz also said today that Pennington had a gift and passion for rewarding accomplishments and achievements and she was constantly looking for ways that the Board could show appreciation for students, faculty, and staff who were doing their jobs well. “Linda and I didn’t agree on everything but we agreed on what we were working for – the children of Loveland. She served Loveland well as a board member and even before that as a parent, PTA member, and PTA President. We will miss her,” said Lorenz.
Linda (nee Gulley)Pennington
Linda C. (nee Gulley) Pennington, born February 3rd, 1950 to Richard and Nettie Gulley, passed away October 12th, 2018 at the age of 68. Linda was the beloved wife of Gary L. Pennington for 49 years. Loving mother of Gina (Doug) Ogden and Lisa (Ben) Dalton. Cherished mamaw of five grandbabies; Alexis Wiles, Julia Ogden, Kylee, Avery and Ashton Dalton. Dear sister of Bonnie Harper and the late Cecil Coy, Don Gulley, Barb Snyder and Betty Schmitz.
Linda was deeply involved with Loveland Community for 30 plus years. She was passionate about the best interest of all children. Linda showed this by being involved in a number of organizations including Junior Women’s Club, PTA and serving on the Loveland School Board for 22 years. She was an integral part of enhancing the educational experience for the students of Loveland City Schools.
Friends will be received Wednesday, October 17 from 6-8 PM in the Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Ave., Loveland, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 AM. Interment Rest Haven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the NEST. The NEST provides sound Nutrition and targeted Education in a Safe neighborhood environment to Transform the outcome of at-risk school-age children. Donations can be made through nestclc.org/donate.