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Lucille R. McLachlan, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Rosslyn & Nina (Maynard) Shelden, she was born on January 15, 1936 in Eureka Township.

She married Frank L. McLachlan and together they had four children and later divorced.  On September 2, 1984 she married Donald R. Linebaugh and together they enjoyed 24 years of marriage until Don passed away on March 4, 2009.

A graduate of Greenville High School, Montcalm Community College, and Central Michigan University, Lucille then earned a master’s degree in gerontology at Eastern Illinois University and was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Greenville.  Lucille loved to help others, and was so intuitive to know exactly how best to help them. She was known for the variety of hats that she always wore. She enjoyed her flower gardens, her cats, children, grandchildren, friends and National Public Radio. She was active as a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, Montcalm Area Reading Council tutor, church bell choir, and supporter of Life Long Learners and Heritage Village at Montcalm Community College.

Surviving are her children, Frank L. McLachlan, Jr. of Greenville, Jenny McLachlan & Mize Johnson  of  Chattanooga, Tennessee , Ann & Rick Brady of Rangely, Colorado, and Tom McLachlan of St. Petersburg, Florida;  two grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren;  several nieces, nephews, and cousins;  and many friends.

Contributions in Lucille’s memory can be made to the Parish Nurse Program at the First Congregational Church of Greenville, 126 E. Cass Street, Greenville, MI 48838 (Telephone:  616-754-3445).

Honoring Lucille’s wishes, no services will be held.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lucille’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Veronica Grimm on November 19, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    So Sorry too hear about your Mom passing away! Really enjoyed visiting with Lucille at Ruth Burns house. Your Mom was a wonderful Lady & missed seeing All of you! Take care & God bless, Veronica Burns (Grimm)

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