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“Dave, I am so sorry to hear about Linda. She was such a sweet woman and you couldn't help but smile when she was around. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marnia Martens - Bellevue, MI

“Sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers Jeff and Holly Moore ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Moore - Bellevue, MI

“Dave I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. It certainly was a delight to get to know you both on all those restaurant tour stops, and many other...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Gray - Dowling, MI - friend

“My favorite memory with Aunt Linda was going out to her house when I was younger and got to spend time with her and the kids that I really knew was...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Amy Cummings - Battle Creek, MI

“Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: AMANDA ROEGER - greenfield, IN

“I met Linda at Barry County Commission on Aging. I absolutely fell in love with her she loved to laugh and have fun with everyone she met. Despite...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Neeb - Hastings, MI

“I have known Linda a long time & she always treated me like family. Wendy & I worked together at Burger King, & then I met & worked with Jody there...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Robin Dalenberg - Vandalia, MI

“To Dave and family: So very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Sue and I extend our sincere condolences. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Eddy - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to read of Linda's passing. We have many memories to remember.Our sympathy to the family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.God...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John and Karol Wiles - Naples, FL


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Linda Mae McClelland, age 73, of Dowling passed away Friday morning, August 18, 2017 at the Oaks at NorthPointe Woods. She was born in Battle Creek on October 19, 1943, the loving daughter of Harold E. and Mary Marie (Dustman) Rupright.

Linda married the "Love of Her Life", David R. McClelland on December 18, 1981; he survives. She is also survived by her children, Wendy (Ron) Gates of Battle Creek, Scott (Tina) Adams of Hastings, Jody (Dave) Calbaugh of Battle Creek, Tony (Jonathan) Jones of Indianapolis, IN, and Brian (Christin) Jones of Middleville; her step-sons, Todd (Donna) McClelland of Grand Rapids, and Jeff McClelland of Bronson; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces, and a brother Gene Rupright of Dallas, TX. Linda was tragically preceded in death by her granddaughter, Nicole Gates on July 23, 2014.

Linda enjoyed gardening, flowers, hummingbirds, going to the movies, and cruising in her 1955 Ford. A true "People Person", Linda loved being around people and spending time with her family.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services to celebrate her life will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Interment will follow at the Joy Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please consider making donations to the PSP Association, (CurePSP) 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or to the Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn Ave., Hastings, MI 49058. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Linda may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.