Linda J. (Emery) Burton
Linda J. Burton, age 76, longtime resident of Northville, passed away on April 12, 2018. She was born May 12, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of G. Merrill and Muriel (nee Price) Emery. She graduated from Redford High School; Class of 1959. Linda was united in marriage to Richard J. Burton on June 22, 1979; they spent 38 loving years as husband and wife.
Linda began her working career with Manufacturers Bank and later worked as a secretary for Father Hadad at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. The job she valued most was that of homemaker; Linda was very devoted to her family and took wonderful care of them.
Linda was a member of First United Methodist Church of Northville and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She was also a very active member of VFW Auxiliary; she served multiple terms as President of Post 4012 and District 4. In 2006, she served as the State of Michigan Auxiliary President. That year the National Auxiliary returned a percentage of the total money raised for cancer research by the Michigan Auxiliary and Linda was able to give a $33,000 grant to University of Michigan for the study of Neuroblastoma Tumors. She was very passionate about her work with the Auxiliary; she wanted to serve her Veterans and make sure they were treated as they deserved. She enjoyed knitting and reading, especially Danielle Steele books. Linda also enjoyed gardening and creating beautiful flower gardens at her home. She loved dogs and throughout the years she adored her pet schnauzers and currently her 4 grand dogs. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Linda loved to be surrounded by her family, she truly cherished the time they spent together.
Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Richard J. Burton; her loving children, Melissa (Michael) Selders, Jonathan Burchard, and Christine Burton; her grandchildren, Andrew Alexander, Lauren (Jeffery Reardon) Alexander, Justin Burton, Austin Burton, Selena Reyes-Burton, and Madison Reyes; and her great granddaughter, Sadie Sue Reardon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin stepchildren Michelle and David Burton and her stepson Patrick Burton.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with an Auxiliary service at 7:00 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 777 W. Eight Mile Road, Northville. Rev. Marsha M. Woolley will officiate the service. Mrs. Burton will be laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council, PO Box 227, Holly, MI 48442.