November 20 , 1948 - October 04 , 2017
Friday, October 06, 2017
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment in Michigan Memorial Park
BALTZER (BRANHAM), Linda Margaret, age 68, of Newport, went to be with the Lord on October 04, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1948 in Prestonburg, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Arthur and Bessie Marie (Jones) Branham-Reynolds. Margaret graduated from Airport High School in 1967. She married Ronny Baltzer on November 29, 1969 in Riverview. She worked for Jones Transfer in Monroe and was a cook at Head Start in Monroe. She then proceeded to Travel Center of America in Monroe where she spent many years before retiring. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Wilbur Reynolds, brothers George Branham and Danny Branham, her grandparents, step-brothers Ron and Stanley Reynolds, step-sister Jean Reynolds, sister-in-law Cecilia Branham and brother-in-law Mark Bleyaert. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, 2 sons Ron “Chip” (Jennifer) Baltzer of Lee Summit, MO and David (Holly) Baltzer of Carleton, grandchildren Morgan and Matthew Baltzer of Lee Summit, MO. A brother Harry Branham of Haines City, FL. Her sisters Brenda Bleyaert of Monroe, Faye (Frank) Lowe of Newport, Vivian (Bob) Pluff of Onstead, MI, stepbrother Robert (Carol) Reynolds of North Caroline, stepsister Mary Passerman, sister-in-law Lenore Branham of Melbourne, FL, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member of Monano, Indian Tribe of Bear Mountain, VA. Memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to the family.
So very sorry to hear about Margaret, I know that she and Mom are having a great time catching up on their talks. Margaret was a great friend to the whole family. I know we have been out of touch but we will miss her. GODS blessing to all of you larry buckingham
Sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs Baltzer when I was in school. She was that Mom that was always at school functions with a smile. Thinking of you! Holly
I was sadden to hear about the passing of Margaret...She worked with the staff at Head Start and we all enjoyed having her around as she was a positive person who thought about others. She will be missed... My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Patricia Cook
Margaret worked with our staff at the Carleton Head Start. She was always so friendly and positive...She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family... Patricia Cook
I was shocked to find out just tonight, Saturday, Oct.7 that Margaret had passed away. I am sorry I missed the visitation and service, I would have been there if I had known. She was one of my closest high school friends. I was to be in her wedding to her finance, Melvin, who was killed in Vietnam. I was very happy for her when she met and married Rony and had her beautiful family. Her son, Chip, was in the same class as my son Aaron and they were friends. I remember once when they were little guys, Chip got on Aaron's bus and rode with him to our house without permission and almost gave his Mama a heart attack.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Brenda Harris Taylor