Linda M. Bayliss, 76

Linda M. Bayliss, 76, of Wabash, passed away at 2:27 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her home.

She was born to the late Charles and Mildred (Steltz) Shallenberg on Dec. 22, 1939 in Salem, Ohio.

She was a 1961 graduate from Salineville High School. Linda married Carlton H. Bayliss on June 13, 1961; he passed away on Dec. 20, 2003.

She attended Christian Heritage Church in Wabash, Indiana and volunteered at Wabash County Hospital. Linda was a homemaker to her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Ortega of Florida; brothers, Kenny Pitts of Columbus, Ohio, and Wayne Pitts of Cleveland, Ohio; sister Lois Carson of Ohio; and caregivers and niece, Sabrina (Pat) Gaylourd of Wabash.

She is preceded in death by a son, Tim Bayliss in 2009, a brother and three sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.

Preferred memorials are directed to Shepherds Ministries (A non-profit organization for the disabled), 1805 15th Ave., Union Grove, WI 53182.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2016 Mar 10