Linda Diane Painter

In Memory of

Linda Diane Painter

June 11, 1954 - May 22, 2018


Linda Diane Painter, 63, of Independence, MO, passed away on May 22, 2018. Visitation will be from 9-11am on Thursday May 31, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO. Services will start at 11am with burial to follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Kansas City Humane Society in Linda’s memory. She had a life-long love of animals and often took in strays.

Linda was born June 11, 1954 in Columbia, MO to Marvin L. and Mary K. Painter. She graduated from East High School in Kansas City, MO in 1972. Diane received an Associate’s Degree is Physical Therapy from CMSU. She loved her career as Senior Administrative Assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank. Some of her favorite past times included gardening, quilting, and painting, Linda Diane and Paul were engaged to be married in June.

Linda is preceded in death by her father, Marvin L. Painter, of Columbia, MO and a step-sister Karen L. Calvert. Survivors include her fiancé, Paul M. Venegas, of Independence, MO; mother, Mary Katherine Wisner, of Grain Valley, MO; brother, Dennis R. (Shirley) Painter, of Lee’s Summit, MO; sisters, Sharon K. Franklin, of Independence, MO, and Shirley J. Campbell, of Grain Valley, MO; step-sister, Terry K. (Rick) Ball, of Boonville, MO; two nephews; one niece; and many other beloved family and friends.

Interment location: Lee’s Summit Cemetery


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A very sweet. funny and kind women. She fought a long and hard battle to the very end. She is resting in peace and smiling down on everyone. Sending hugs and prayers to all. Paul Venegas Love you bunches.

Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and Diane’s family.

I’ll never forget Linda’s warm and bright “GOOD MORNING!” greeting each day at work. She provded A+ customer service and loved to talk about her pets. We both changed departments and didn’t see each other very often but I’ll always remember her as being an amazing person. I pray for her family in their time of loss.

I had the pleasure of working with Linda from the Denver office and she assisted me a lot with edits of letters to customers. I always valued her expertise and was so sweet to talk to. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to all Linda’s family and friends.

What a great and sweet lady, May our Father in Heaven hold you close. You are now free, and with your Father.

Paul, I am so sorry for your loss and Diane will be truly missed. See had such a beautiful smile and loving personality. You and your family will be in our prayers.

It was truly a blessing to work with Linda, she was loyal and dedicated to her job. Linda was the rock that always went the extra mile providing assistance, training, or lending a helping hand. She had that knack for finding fun in the workplace while keeping her bosses on their toes. Linda was Fun – Adventurous – Vibrant – Ornery – Respectful – Intellectual – Thoughtful – Earnest … Sincere – Educated – Creative – Reasonable – Easygoing – Trustworthy – Adaptable – Responsible – Youthful … as she would proudly sign … your FAVORITE SECRETARY … May the many memories shared with Linda bring comfort, peace, and a smile.

Linda was a sweet lady and a great neighbor. Paul I’m sorry for your loss.

We are very sorry for your loss. Linda was a beautiful soul that we were privileged to have known. Her positive nature and deep faith was contagious. She will be greatly missed.

Dearest Paul and Painter family, Mike and I send our deepest condolences for the sad loss of our neighbor and friend Linda. Even though we were “over the fence” talking neighbors, it was always comforting to know that Linda and you were just a phone call or a shout away. We will miss seeing y’all working on the yard, bbqing or just sitting out in your backyard. Paul, please know that we are here for you should you need anything. May you all know Christ’s peace during this very difficult and trying time, and may Linda rest in peace in God’s tender arms. Mike and Geri Neal

Dear Shirley, Dennis and Sharon I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing Diane was such a blessing to my life. She inspired me in so many ways, with her incredible love for animals, to her creativity and her huge heart for all those who needed a little help, 2 legged as well as 4. When I would watch her struggle through a difficult situation or survive a broken heart, or achieve one of many goals, the way she would persevere would encourage me, and inspire me. I admired her so much. I looked up to Diane. What an incredible person so talented. I loved her very much. My heart breaks for each of you. May God Bless you and keep you in his loving arms as you grieve All my love, Shari Lou

Prayers going out to you Paul and Linda’s family. Linda was such a beautiful, caring person. She always had a positive outlook on everything and always a “I can do it” attitude. I always enjoyed all her stories about her cats and her family. She will be greatly missed.

Linda was a great friend and neighbor. We always enjoyed our visits whether they be a short passing in the street or a full blown gathering at Juke’s tent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Paul and with her friends and family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Our heartfelt condolences.

Linda has been a dear friend to me. I have treasured her spunk, happiness and generosity. I will truly miss her. Elsa Gerwin Robey

Dear sweet Diane, I know that you will be visiting Rainbow Ridge up in Heaven and will continue to care for all of Gods creatures who have passed from this world. I will continue here in your place to watch after all of the lost cats and dogs, birds, turtles, pigs, goats, horses well you know, all of Gods creatures that he directs in my path to care for just as he did you. I love you and will miss you so until we are together again.

We all knew how much Linda loved animals. She had a generous heart and helped out any animal that came her way. In her memory, we have donated to a cause that was near and dear to her heart.

I had the good fortune to work with Diane and Shirley at Smugglers Inn a long time ago. I will always remember the fun we had and how close the sisters were. Diane was a beautiful soul. I will be thinking of her family with love and prayers.

Years ago I had the good fortune of working with Diane and Shirley at Smuggler’s Inn I will always remember the fun we had and how close the sisters were, Diane was a beautiful soul and I am very sad to hear of her passing, Thinking of her family with love and prayers.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, May 31, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063