Queen, Linda M. (Pikeville)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Linda M. Queen, 53, of Pikeville, TN., passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2013 after a short illness with her family by her side. 

She was born on October 13, 1959 to the late Andrew Gusa and Pat Gusa in Harbor Beach, MI. Linda was Catholic by faith. Her greatest joy came with spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing games on Facebook and playing bingo. 

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Gusa; a sister, Shirley Gusa; and two brothers, Joe and Don Gusa. 

She is survived and will be missed by her children, Laura Phillips, Kansas City, MO, Jessica (Michael) Auger, Pikeville and Michael Hering, Port Huron, MI; mother, Pat Gusa, Minden City, MI; three grandchildren, Cala Phillips, Joey and Noah Auger; two brothers, Rich (Annette) Gusa, Harbor Beach, MI and Andy (Jeannie) Gusa of Ubly, MI; two sisters, Marge Howard, Palms, MI and Gloria (Howard) Aldis, Bad Axe, MI; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. 

Per Linda’s wishes, she is to be cremated and no services will take place.

Pikeville Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


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