Linda M. Beese, age 74, of Collins, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her residence.
She was born November 29, 1938 in Sandusky and at age 8 was in Children's Home and Foster Care. Some 53 years ago she came to live with her friends, Carol and Richard Bilton, as Carol was in foster care with Linda. She was a member of West Hartland Methodist Church. She loved church and church activities and especially loved all children.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille (Kenny) Lippert of Sandusky; several nieces and nephews; and by the family she lived with so many years, Richard and Carol Bilton and their children. She saw 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren born there, which she claimed as hers too.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Amelia Beese; four brothers and two sisters; best friends, Carl Gibson and Lea Pickworth.
Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:30 A.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Pastor Robert Hudberg will officiate. Burial will follow at Hartland Ridge Cemetery in Collins.
Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hartland Methodist Church, 1401 Zenobia Road, Norwalk, OH 44847, The Foundation Church87-A West Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.