Linda Jean (Blevins) Updike, Janesville, WI (1954-2014)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

May 17, 1954 - April 9, 2014

Linda Jean (Blevins) Updike, age 59, a lifelong Janesville resident, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. She was born May 17, 1954, in Janesville, the daughter of the late Lowell R. and Nora A. (Hagar) Blevins. Linda drove a school bus for Van Galder Bus Co., and also for the Orfordville Parkview School District. She loved to fish, and also loved to play all types of card games. Her love was her family, and she dearly loved spending time with her five beloved grandchildren! Holidays were always a family get-together for Linda!

Linda is survived by her two children, Lisa (R.B.) Bliss and Kevin (Samantha) Updike, both of Janesville; her sister, Betty (Jerry, Sr.) Harer of Janesville; her two brothers, Robert Blevins of Ontario, WI, and Allen Blevins of Janesville; her five grandchildren: Cody (fiancee, Courtney Hickey) Hedgecock, Wyatt Bliss, Leland, Kayonna, and Savyn Updike; and by nieces, nephews, and friends. She is further survived by her beloved Bandit. Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Blevins, who died in infancy; and her uncle, Robert Hagar.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Rev. Paul Speerbrecher officiating. Private family burial will take place on Monday at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery, Monroe, WI. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the FUNERAL HOME.

Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services

21 S. Austin Rd., (608)752-2444



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