Linda J. Gailey
Linda J. Gailey
  • September 4, 1947 - November 12, 2016
  • Michigan

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Born Linda Jean Sayers, Sept. 4, 1947 in Hart, MI. Linda was raised on a farm in Elbridge and graduated from Hart High School in 1965. Then off she went to Lansing working with the State of Michigan in the Social Services Dept. as a Personal Analyst Specialist for 35 years before retiring. Linda married Robert Gailey on Dec. 23, 1977, in Holt MI where they made their home on College Road although she definitely was not a MSU fan, favoring Michigan instead. Linda enjoyed arranging silk flowers, collecting glassware, traveling with her husband and mother, camping at John Gurney Park in Hart in the summer and spending winters in Gulf Shores, Al. She always loved playing cards with her special girlfriends. Linda and Bob also played cards with many of their couple friends at the park and Gulf Shores.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother and step-dad, Jack and Eulalia (Toots) (Baker) Evans; special nephew, Jordan Evans; sister-in-law, Cathy Evans; brother-in-law, Don Gailey and daughter-in-law, Jodi Gailey. Linda is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Gailey of Holt; step-son, Chad Gailey and daughters, Emma of Evanston, Ill.; T.J. (Gay) Gailey of Franklin, TN; sisters, Janice (Allen) Foster of Hart; Renee (Stanley) Rasptonik of Ludington; brothers, Tim Evans and Bill (Cheryl) Evans of Hart; sisters-in-law, Nancy Gailey; and brother-in-law, Barbara (Arthur) Howell; nieces and nephews that meant so much to her that she never forgot a birthday or a chance to buy them gifts.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.