Linda Diane (Strohm) Welty, 69, ascended unto the Lord November 4th, 2018, after a short battle with lung cancer and respiratory failure. She was at her home in Lee’s Summit attended by her family. We were blessed to have her in our lives as a wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be missed for all the years to come.
She graduated from Southeast High School in 1967 and went to work for Bendix Corporation, now known as Honeywell. There she met her husband to be, Gary L. Welty, and married on August 3, 1968. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party hosted by their son on August 4, 2018 and it was one of the highlights of their life together.
Linda was born January 28, 1949 in Kansas City, MO to Vivian Marie and James Bradin Strohm. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Karen Swatosh; and brother in-law, Robert C. Butler. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Gary L. Welty; son, Nicholas C. Welty; daughter, Kathryn D. Welty; granddaughter, Isabella L. Welty; sister in-law, Rose Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
We want to thank the nurses and doctors at Centerpoint Hospital for Linda’s care. Special thanks to the visiting nurses with Crossroads Hospice for the guidance they gave us in caring for her at home.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home from 1-2pm. Service at 2pm and burial at Lee’s Summit Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Abundant Life Church, Lee’s Summit, MO. or the charity of your choice.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
To My Dearest Friend Linda… my Lucy,
I am forever grateful for our friendship. I have been blessed in knowing you. Thank you for making me a part of your family. Thanks for always sending plates of home baked goods over, gifts on Valentines Day and Easter, dinners out together and all the talks on the deck at the lake house. I wish I had more time with you; wish I could have spent one more day with you. I so enjoyed being your ‘Alice’; always made me smile a little bigger. I will forever love you my friend.
Gary and Nick, you are still family, always will be. I can not imagine your pain and emptiness at the loss of such a wonderful lady, wife, and mom. My heart aches for you, for me and for all who are missing her. Rick and I are here for you always.
Love to you,
Our deepest condolences to your family. May God bring you comfort and peace during this time, and may the memories of your wife, mom and grandmother be forever present in your heart.
There are no words, just know you are being lifted up in prayer!
I am so very sorry for your loss, I enjoyed visiting with Linda as a fellow grandparent and loved seeing her at those events. She will be missed.