Linda A. Leister, 76

Linda A. (Smith) Leister, 76, of Bechtelsville, passed away Sunday March 17, 2024 at the Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late Richard Bruce and Gloria LaRue (Schwager) Smith.

Linda was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She cherished being able to spoil her grandchildren. She was an avid Washington Redskins and New York Yankees fan. Her favorite player was the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle. Linda also loved spending time relaxing at the beach with her family and friends.

Surviving are her son Scott Leister, husband of Stephanie; daughters Pamela Bershas, wife of David, and Kimberly Bainum, wife of Justin; grandchildren Gwendolyn, Grace, and Collin Leister, Cameron and Ian Bershas, and Neeve and Keira Bainum.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Sandra Smith.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S Main St., Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in Linda’s honor to support the Basser Center for BRCA at Checks can be mailed to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 and made out to the Basser Center for BRCA.

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Linda was a very kind person. I am so glad that I got to know her and work with her. Sometimes we would have heart to heart talks and she always made me feel better after that. She would always talk about her children and her grandchildren who she loved dearly. Condolences to her family. Linda I will miss you.

~ Brenda Greis
3/21/2024 8:55:25 PM

Linda was my mentor, confidant and dear sweet friend. I consider her the matriarch of my Weis family. She was a giver, not a taker. She loved her family and was very proud of her children. She lit up when she spoke of her grandchildren. Sending heart felt condolences to all that loved her. She is already so missed by many.

~ Michelle Stump
3/21/2024 8:09:38 PM

Sweet Linda, we became so close over the last few years and I looked up to her as not only a dear friend but family. She taught me many important lessons whether it was work related or just personal life. She always had my back and i'll definitely miss our talks we had everyday. I have to keep her role as 'the decorator' following in her footsteps to make her proud. As she used to call me her 'little BIT' (B*tch in training) ill forever remember all of our laughs and memories we shared together. You will be missed dearly, Love you!

~ Lacey Weitzel Fleetwood, pa
3/20/2024 10:05:16 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Miss Linda at Weis 184 (Oley,PA), she was one of the most fantastic women I've ever met..I truly admired her, she was a hard working, no bullsh$t kind of lady, she would ask nothing of anyone that she wasn't willing to do or hadnt already done... She was very fair, kind, and generous in her character.. And I admired that the most... She sure did love her family.. We would always talk about it children and grandchildren...I feel a loss in the world without her already... My condolences to all of her very loved family.

~ Jennifer Caprio
3/20/2024 9:30:47 PM

Linda was a remarkable woman. I am so glad to have met her and worked with her for several years at Weis in oley. That woman could and would do everything anything she was an amazing soul. She was a great friend and will never be forgotten.

~ Heather Nagle
3/20/2024 9:23:45 PM

This is sad news in hearing of Linda's passing. In losing a friend and classmate. Linda and I became friends when she joined the Color Guard and we spent a lot of time together and had a great time. We stayed friends and would meet again thru our children in school events, Scouts and friends gathering. We always talked and caught up of each other lives when we would meet around town. Have a lot of wonderful memories of Linda and the times we spent together. My prayers go out to her family at this time. May our Lord give you the strength and grace as you deal with your grief. Kathy (Horn) Bertoti

~ Kathy (Horn) Bertoti Myrtle Beach, SC
3/20/2024 11:41:27 AM

I worked with Linda at Weis in Oley for several years. She was friendly and caring manager. When she would come in the cash office to verify the deposits, she would always talk about her children and grandchildren, she was so proud of them..We had alot of heart-to heart talks. Whenever the deposit wasn't right, she would say "Susie, hold your head up, we can do this." So, Linda "hold your head up, you are an angel and you are in Gods hands. The TEAM from Weis store #184, will all meet again, wearing our Weis shirts.. Till then, Love and Miss ya,

~ Susie Schlegel
3/20/2024 10:14:32 AM

I had the pleasure of working for Linda at Weis in oley. She was a friend to many and I was happy to have her as one. You will be missed!

~ Maggie Cordier
3/19/2024 9:17:54 PM

I am so sad to hear of Linda's passing. She was always so kind and friendly. Her smile lit up the whole store.

~ Gladys Reinhard
3/19/2024 9:11:52 PM

Besides being a close friend of Linda, I became her project go-to man at Weis in Oley. No task was too big to do for her. I became her BTB (Bob the Builder). I will miss you Linda and all the laughs we had.

~ Bob Taylor
3/19/2024 8:49:02 PM

My husband and I both worked at Weis in Oley with Linda. She was not only a coworker but became a very dear and close friend. We will miss her so very much! God gained a special angel! We love you Linda??

~ Eileen Taylor
3/19/2024 8:30:09 PM

I cannot put into words just how heartbroken I am to hear this. Throughout my 22 years career with Weis, she truly was one of my favorite people I ever came in contact with. While I never was able to work directly with her, I always looked forward to every meeting I know I would see her at, email "phone call if she locked herself out of her email". She truly was a remarkable human who will be truly missed!

~ Brad Christman Northampton, PA
3/19/2024 8:21:37 PM

So sorry for the loss of Linda, she was a wonderful neighbor to us and will be missed so much!??

~ Megyn Weller
3/19/2024 8:08:58 PM

I finished my career as store manager at Weis in Oley PA. I had the privilege of working with Linda as my asst. manager for those 3 years. I feel God was watching out for both of us. We retired together in January of 2023. Through the final years of preparing for retirement and dealing with the horrible issues created by Covid, I know I couldn’t have done it without her by my side. Not only was she my right hand at work, more importantly she was my friend. Linda, watch over Audrey and I, we love and miss you.

~ Don and Audrey Snyder
3/19/2024 6:26:59 PM

Our prayers and blessings go out to Linda and her family, Linda will be truly be missed by her Weis store #50 family…

~ William Headen
3/19/2024 5:05:31 PM

I am so sorry for this great loss of my dear friend. She was truly a special lady and loved her family, friends , and life itself. God bless you all.

~ Felice Reading, PA
3/19/2024 3:02:13 PM

So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a delightful lady and we always enjoyed spending time with her and Dennis.

~ Maria Speicher
3/19/2024 1:33:21 PM