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Linda M. (Uselton) Wilbur

February 20, 1954 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 65)


Linda M. Wilbur of Eaton Rapids, 

Passed away May 10, 2019 at the age of 65. She was born in Steubenville, OH on February 20, 1954, the daughter of Emmit and Della (Bissell) Uselton. Linda married the love of her life, Rick Wilbur, on December 23, 1982, immediately "adopting" Rick's 3 children, Thomas, Robert, and Saunci. Linda worked for several years with the Eaton Rapids Schools as a lunch attendant while her children were attending school. She retired as the Eaton Rapids Township Supervisor in December 2008 after 16 years of service. Linda loved to travel and embroider, and she was absolutely in her glory when sewing for her family, especially her grandchildren.  What she cherished the most, was the time she had with her father in the last few years. After the death of her husband, she became a volunteer with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation National Memorial Weekend honoring families of Line Of Duty Deaths (LODD). She was also a first responder on the Local Assistance State Team (LAST), that assists fire departments and family members of LODD. 

Linda is survived by her father, Emmit; sons, Thomas (Peggy) Wilbur of Eaton Rapids and Robert (Becky) Wilbur of Marshall; daughter, Saunci (Matt) Barrett of MO; “adopted” daughter Shanon (Jason) Babbage of Allen Park; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Karen (Greg) Ovall of OH; brothers, Milton (Jackie) Uselton of OH and Jack (Trina) Uselton of OH; several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Della Vanderstelt; husband, Chief Rick L. Wilbur; sister, Nancy (Uselton) Fellars; and brother, Fredrick Uselton.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday May 14, 2019 (her wishes were for everyone to wear bright colors) at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids with Pastor Steve Meszaros officiating. Interment will follow at Munger Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or American Heart Association 7272 Greensville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. Online condolences may be placed at

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg MD 21727

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