Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


LINDA R. FORRISTAL (nee Lybarger). Age 71. Loving daughter of Harry and Dorothy (deceased).  Beloved mother of Renee Lang (Chris), Laura (Paul), Cathy (Dustin) and Mark (Mandi). Loving grandmother of Vince (Christina), Haley (Branden), Caitlyn (deceased), Alex, Tyler (Tiffany), and Mark “Leo” and great grandmother of Ethan and Sienna. Loving sister, aunt and great aunt to many.

MEMORIAL VISITATION SAT. 7/16 FROM 1-3PM FOLLOWED BY A 3PM SERVICE.  The Family will receive friends at a Reception immediately following the Service.  ALL AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, OH 44129. To offer condolences visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. So very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kathy I’m so sorry I know what you’re going through my prayers are with you and your whole family.

  3. Dear Renee and family
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom.
    We had some really fun times going to
    dinner and the show. May she be at her heavenly home
    and watch over all of you. Love to you all, and you
    are all in my thought’s and prayers. Love Cindi & Dave

  4. Renee and family…our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. Our prayers are with all of you.

    Nina Imbrogno

  5. Renee and Family,
    My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time of grief

    Bless you all,

  6. Princess Linda as I have come to affectionately know you, dear sister.

    Like our mother, you left us all too soon and we now are trying to find words to comfort each other. Nothing can take away the pain and shock of our sudden loss, however I remember many things about you. I will remember your love for every kind of music and hope it is all around you. May you now be able to dance with those that have gone before and that brings you joy. I hope your brownies win the title from your enthusiastic cheers. May you have a kingdom of wildlife and kitties to care for and bottomless bins of food to share with them.

    You faced many challenges and were fierce in dealing with them. You had guts, always. Like us all, you had flaws, but I believe you did the best you could at the time as I hope we all can do and I admire you for that.

    I will miss you. I wish you peace, I love you.


  7. Dearest Linda Ruth, You leave us too soon. You leave us with a lifetime of memories.
    Sorry you had possibly the worst birthday date, December 26th 1950.
    Sorry, George ran your foot over with the lawn mower when you were about 10.
    Sorry, Dee’s horse bucked you off while trying to break him.
    On the other hand, I was lucky enough to be the youngest child of us four and had the opportunity to learn from your, Dee and George’s sporatic errors of judgment through the years. And I thank you all for that.
    So…Didn’t we love looking at the old family photos of before we could remember and think how happy we looked! And too cute.
    Singing “bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish, how many pieces do you wish?” as we jumped rope down the front sidewalk.
    Catching fireflies while playing hide and seek with our many cool cousins. Ali, ali oxen free!
    Walking to church for services and choir practice.
    Going to Rolling Y “horse” camp and many other trips with Aunt Bea and Uncle Bill…Plymouth Rock, Provincetown.
    Flying for the first time to California to stay with Aunt Ruth after Mom passed. Going to Disneyland.
    Dancing at the Perry Park summer dances.
    Getting fancy for your HS proms and graduation in 1969 from Mentor HS.
    Being a beautiful bride to Tiny in 1969.
    Becoming a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. You so loved all your babies.
    I won’t go on and on…surely you must attend to your kitties and wildlife friends.
    As always, I will be thinking of you as I play my card games and puzzles. And watching Brownie’s games.
    I am thankful we made time in recent years to spend it together at the cabin and other fun places…Pittsburgh.
    You can now once again comfort your darling granddaughter.
    Please give Mom and Dad a hug for me.
    You are the BESTEST Sister. I love you, Lillian Rose…Yardbird

  8. Aunt Linda, I’m so sad we didn’t get more time.

    The night this photo was taken we hadn’t been together in a while but we sure all picked up right where we left off. I remember not wanting to leave so bad because it was so fun listening to you and my mom share different stories and turn into school girls. You two were so hilarious, my cheeks actually hurt. You guys just lit up together.

    When I was younger I loved getting together with you and the family. All the wonderful picnics and at the cabin. You could always get everyone together around the table playing a heated game of cards and have some great laughs! Hell, you even got my cranky teen to play and it’s hard to get her to partake in anything lately. Our kiddos enjoyed learning the games, you were very patient with them. I wish we could do it again.

    We will definitely have to continue playing cards and watching football for you. (And for the ladies of the family, keeping our nails as fancy as they can be).

    I love you, save us a seat in paradise.

  9. We will all miss you Aunt Linda! And I must add the spicy attitude will be missed most. Loved our time we had at the cabin. Much love! Miss you so!

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