Linda S. Saulsbery, 75 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on March 22, 1942 in Louisville, KY the Daughter of Perry and Mary (Choquet) Gilpin. She married Larry Saulsbery on February 22, 1964 in Hillsboro, IL and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2016. Linda was an excellent mother and an even better grandmother. She delighted in the exploits of her grandchildren. She loved living on her little farm, riding her four-wheeler, hunting mushrooms, and occasionally going to the river boat for lunch and slots with Dale, Vickie and Norma. Sadly, losing her husband and the failure of the Cardinals in the last year slowed her down some, but she always had a smile for the grandkids and was quick to make a new friend at a basketball game. She was much loved and will be forever missed.

Surviving are her Son: Jeffery (Jackie) Saulsbery of Clinton, IL; Daughter: Diana (Richard) Musgrave of Strawberry Plains, TN and Debra (Elmer) Dunaway of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Ashley (Josh) Hays, Aaron (Cortney) Sinnard, Holly Sinnard, William Cox, Benjamin Cox, Branden Cox, Danielle Cox, Mary Saulsbery and Alyssa Saulsbery; Great-Grandchildren: Robert Cox Montgomery, Kayleigh Cox Montgomery, Zaquaria Cox, Brayden Hays and Peyton Hays; Brother-in-Law: Jerry (Jean) Saulsbery; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sister: Sandy Scott, Brothers: David, Donnie and Dickey Gilpin.

It was Linda’s Wishes to be cremated. There will be a celebration of life and an inurnment at a later date.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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