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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Linda Marie Bennett

1 June , 195430 September , 2019

On Monday morning, September 30, 2019, Linda Marie Bennett, loving wife and mother, went to join her savior, at the age of 65.

Linda was born on June 1, 1954 in Lansing, MI to Edward Favier and Theresa Palucki. She attended Lansing Schools and got her GED in 1973. She was married for 28 years to her loving husband, Dan.

Linda started driving bus for Special Transportation before moving to CACS Head Start 27 years ago. She loved the job and more importantly she loved the children. She drove her "kids" every day to school and watched out for them always. Every Christmas she gave crayons to all the children. If one needed boots in the winter, a coat, school supplies or a backpack she made sure they got it. She was always there to provide a stable environment for them. She loved everyone and had an infectious energy. Linda had a positive attitude no matter what life handed her.

Linda loved her grandchild, Irelyn, so much she would always say "Hi Irelyn" in her Grandma tone when she would call. She was looking forward to the wedding of her oldest grandchild, Elora, in December. Linda loved each grandchild with all of her heart. She also loved her shelter dog, Gilbert.

She was a huge MSU fan. She loved her earrings and always had a supply of MSU gear including earrings. She was known for her earrings including Halloween spider earrings. She was an avid music lover, gardener, and collector of frogs. She loved to write. She is sadly missed by us all.

Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Theresa Palucki. She will be lovingly remembered by her beloved spouse, Daniel "Dan" Bennett; 5 sons, Ian, Derek, Dan, Paul and Matt Bennett; 1 daughter, Jennifer Dover; 4 grandchildren, Elora Dover, Johnathan Dover, Elia Dover and Irelyn Bennett; father, Ed Faiver; 1 brother, Dave Faiver; 1 brother in law, Tim Fink; 1 sister, Carol Fink, 1 sister in law Karen Faiver.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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Lynn Hastings

5 October 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your moms passing ....Linda was my daughters headstart bus driver many years ago... such a warm and loving woman always so kind and caring....she will be deeply missed ... my thoughts and prayers are with your family..

Carol Quinn

4 October 2019

Met Linda as my daughter Erin's bus driver years ago. She always had a smile. Sending prayers to her family.

LAURA RAKOWSKI-COLE

4 October 2019

I was Ian's elementary teacher and Linda was a wonderful parent to work with. Even after Ian left my classroom, Linda kept in touch for years. She had a wonderful heart and I was blessed to know her. Sending prayers for strength and peace to all of you. I'm so very sorry for your tremendous loss. God speed Linda.

Timothy Manning

4 October 2019

I have known Linda for forty years Ian and Tim jr were supposed to be born at the same time boy someone was off but we created a great and lasting friendship over those two we were over at there house every Friday and Saturday we loved playing cards and getting drunk she will be missed so much Rest In Peace my friend

Melissa McKim

4 October 2019

Linda was awesome! She was my son's and niece's head start bus driver. They liked her a lot. She had such a kind wonderful spirit and always a big bright smile on her face. She will be missed.

Patricia Platte

4 October 2019

I knew Linda though work for 20 years and she was a great friend. We did bus rodeo together and we always got nervous an we tell each other we can do this. So RIP Linda will Miss you.

Patricia Platte

4 October 2019

I knew Linda through work, and she was a great friend. We did bus rodeo together and we both be nervous and we always tell each other we can do this. Will miss you Linda RIP.

Patricia Platte

4 October 2019

Linda was a great friend an a great co-worker. Know her for 20 years. She we did bus rodeo together we both freak out about an she give each encouragement an always we can do this. Miss alot Linda so Rest IN Peace

Holly McAnally

3 October 2019

I new Linda for about 20 years. She was a great friend. She did the bus rodeos and freaked out as we were getting ready to go. She was a great friend. RIP Linda.

Lisa Roberts

2 October 2019

I have known Linda for over 40 years as she was my sister-in-law. She was a wonderful mother to Ian and Derek. A very loving and generous woman to everyone she knew. Always had a smile and a laugh. She will be greatly missed!! My prayers go out to Dan, Ian and Derek. I love you Linda. RIP

FROM THE FAMILY