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Linda (Short) Beaverson | obituary

September 3, 1938
August 18, 2022

She was born Linda Lou Short on September 3, 1938, on a small farm in northwest Ohio near the town of Bryan. She died on August 18, 2022 at the age of 83.
Early in her life, she met a shy farm boy at camp 4-H, and through his boldness, they ended up husband and wife. It was a perfect match, and she proudly teamed up with Larry Beaverson for just 40 days at under 65. He survives. They produced three surviving children, Tammy Thomann, of Traverse City; Tony (Tami Lacey) Beaverson and Todd (Dawn Self) Beaverson, both of Moberly, Missouri. Also survived are seven grandchildren, Bethany, Annie, Katie, Brandon, Christopher, Amber and Taylor who adored her; and 14 great-grandchildren, Lily, Sean, Quinn, Noah, Liam, Abigail, Adelaide, Katon, Olivia, Oliver, Jackson, Scottie, Charlie and Benjamin, all of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her sister, Charlotte (LeRoy) Stantz, of Kunkle, Ohio.
She lived a life of service to others. She was one of the largest blood donors in Grand Traverse County. She has welcomed more than 130 foster children over a period of 40 years. She worked at the Women’s Resource Center Thrift Store for 40 years, working there until the last months of her life. And, she performed many other acts of service known only to recipients and a few who were close to her. Everyone who knew her considered her family, including her bowling daughters and water aerobics family. She was deeply loved.
The family asks that instead of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to places where it will really make a difference. Suggestions include Women’s Resource Center, Munson Hospice and Community Church of Christ in Lake City, MI.
Arrangements are in the hands of Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Family will greet friends with a visitation from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, Michigan 49684.
A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the funeral home.
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Published on August 24, 2022