Linda M. Beese, age 74, of Collins, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in her residence.
She was born Nov. 29, 1938, in Sandusky, and at age eight was in Children’s Home and foster care. About 53 years ago she went to live with her friends, Carol, who was in foster care with her, and Richard Bilton.
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 for so many years, Richard and Carol Bilton, and their children. She saw 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren born there, which she also claimed as hers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Amelia (Hartlaub) Beese; four brothers; two sisters; best friends, Carl Gibson and Lea Pickworth.
Friends may call 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home, Pastor Robert Hudberg officiating. Burial will be at Hartland Ridge Cemetery in Collins.
Memorial contributions may be sent to West Hartland Methodist Church, 1401 Zenobia Road, Norwalk, OH 44847, The Foundation Church, 87-A W. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857, or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.