Linda D. Baurley, 72, of Milan, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Ripley Crossing. She was born on Thursday, April 22, 1948 in Milan, Indiana to Horace White and Genevieve (Ridenour) White. She married her husband, Raymond “Ray” Baurley, and he survives. Linda and Raymond were married for 48 years and have two daughters, Jane and Kate. In 1970, Linda began her life-long career in education in Milan. She taught health and physical education while also coaching many sports teams over time. After 29 years, she eventually retired in 2007 from Milan Junior Senior High School. It was after she retired that Linda often enjoyed reading, canning, gardening, flowers and volunteering in the community. More than anything, she loved her time with her family and grandchildren.
Linda spent a substantial amount of time volunteering and engaging herself in the community of Milan. She was the President of the Golden Rule Club and the Secretary for the Milan Community Dollars for Scholars. Linda was an active member of both the 1954 Museum Board of Directors and the Good Samaritan Hope Chest. As a former teacher, she was also a member of both the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association.
Linda will be dearly missed by her husband, Raymond “Ray” Baurley, of Milan; daughters Jane (Jeremy) Lieland of Batesville and Kate (Steve) Stock of Milan; brothers Gene White (Anita) of Franklin, Indiana and Bob White (Linda) of Rising Sun; sister Virginia Black of Somerset, Kentucky; grandchildren Cayden, Nicholas and Ross Lieland, Lainey, Taylor and Brody Stock. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends gathered to remember Linda from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. A service was held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Harris Long officiating. Burial was held at St. Charles Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may be given in honor of Linda to Milan Community Dollars for Scholars. In lieu of flowers, Linda’s family kindly asks that you donate your time and get involved within your local community. Linda devoted much of her life to being active in her community and this certainly would be a great way to honor her memory. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, Box 243 Milan, Indiana 47031. Please reach out through their website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence or a memory of Linda for her family.