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Obituary: Linda Givens

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:

Linda Givens, 85, a resident of Hancock, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Medora House of Portage Point where she had been a resident for the past 3 years.

She was born on September 7, 1936, in Chassell, MI, a daughter of the late Jacob and Hannah (Heikkinen) Komula. Linda was raised n the Chassell area and graduated Valedictorian of her class from the Chassell High School in 1954. She then attended Soumi College and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a teaching certificate.

Linda taught a secretarial course at Soumi College and was a Teacher’s Aide at the South Range Elementary school for many years.

On April 6, 1963, she was united in marriage to Bernard “Bill” Givens. The couple resided in Hancock, where they raised their five children. On October 23, 2003, Bill preceded her in death.

Mrs. Givens was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock, where she was active helping wherever help was needed. Linda enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events, visiting with family and friends, and telling stories with her dry sense of humor.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Bill; her son Barry; her brothers and sisters; Carl, Wilho, John, Paul, Venio and Linda.

Surviving are:

Her children: Pamela Givens of Hancock

-Chris (Deb Derrer) Givens of Traverse City, MI

-Greg (Wanda) Givens of Hancock

-Tim (Sheryl) Givens of Hancock

Her daughter-in-law: Laura Givens of Hancock

Her grandchildren: Cameron (Katie) Givens, Chelsea Murray, Taylor (Joe) Hyrkas, Cameron Murray, Bryce Givens, Trevor Givens, Jacob (Amanda Manninen) Givens, Tanner Givens, Willa Givens, and Kysa Givens.

Her great-grandchild: Cason Hyrkas

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

Funeral services for Linda will be held 11 am Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock with Rev. Brahm Semmler Smith to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Hancock.

Friends may call on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 6 to 8:00 pm at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and on Wednesday, February 9th from 10 am until time of services at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock.

Linda’s family would like to thank the staff of Portage Pointe for the care given to her during her three year stay.

To view Linda’s obituary or to send condolences please visit www.memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service of Hancock has been assisting the family with the arrangements

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