Linda L. Holloway, of Lee’s Summit, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, November 22nd 2018 with family at her side. Linda began her life on June 25, 1942 to Merle John, and Bertalee Kistler in Kansas City, MO where she graduated high school, and went on to study hard to become an x-ray technician.
Linda married Edward L. Holloway on December 28th 1963. They proudly celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage! Together they had 4 children who love their mom very much. Linda worked several jobs over the years, but spent many of her later years working at an antique store in Greenwood, MO where she loved to be around friends. Linda dedicated the majority of her life being a full time mom and wife. Her children have blessed her with six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, who called her her favorite word, “Gaudy”.
Over the years, Linda’s kind and compassionate heart supported various charity organizations including; Supporting 2 boys in Nicaragua through World Vision, providing Christmas to many underprivileged youth both locally and a small Indian village, and her love for animals led her to love and support Wayside Waifs of Kansas City. She always taught us to be kind and generous, and always help those in need.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Merle John and Bertalee Kistler. She is survived by her husband, Edward L. Holloway of the home; her children, Tiffany B. Chambers (Craig), Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew E. Holloway (Amanda), and Lacy N. Barnes; six grandchildren, Alexandra Madden, Grace and Brooklyn Chambers, Austin Barnes, Adalyn Downey, Olivia Holloway; one great-granddaughter, Maelynn Ottolini; her sister LeAnn Taylor; nieces, Elizabeth Allmon and Cheri Williams; and nephew, Todd Boyer.
We will be celebrating Linda’s life on Tuesday November 27th at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., services will follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Linda’s name to Wayside Waifs of Kansas City, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64137.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
We are so sorry for your loss. Hoping all the wonderful memories of Linda will help ease your pain and sorrow during this sad time.
With our deepest & heartfelt sympathy,
Larry & Marcia
We have many great memories of all the fun times we had in the Raytown Jaycees and Jaycee Wives. We worked so hard on our projects but also created friendships and memories that have lasted through the years. We will miss Linda’s sweet and genuine personality and her gentle manner. Ours condolences to you, Ed, and your beautiful family.
Dearest Matt and Amanda please accept my deepest sympathy to you both and your families. Another beautiful Mum in heaven
My family calls me Elizabeth, but I am named Linda Elizabeth after my mothers sister Linda Lou. My aunt who was not a whole lot older than myself was my biggest champion. I’ve heard others go on about her kind heart, loving personality and her sweetness of spirit, ect.. ect.. While I very much agree with each and every of these sentiments, I need to add a few of my own. In my opinion my Aunt John (ask someone how her nickname became John or Johnny) was the coolest, hippest and most fun chick around. I decided to grow up and be just as wild as she was.
An early memory, sometime in the late 60’s, we were sitting indian style on the floor, drinking Pepsi from the bottle listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence. Getting to spend weekends with Aunt John & Uncle Ed was always a treat, one weekend we learned the peppermint twist and the mashed potatoe.
So much of my young adulthood I tried to emulate my aunt; my toenails were always red, I drank Pepsi from the bottle, I Ironed using a spray bottle, covered my furniture with white sheets and even adopted a cocker spaniel – though his name was not Tiki.
Aunt John I miss you already, I truly believe that many of the best parts of me have all come from you.
I love you, forever
For many years, the Holloways were our Oak Tree Farm friends and neighbors. The Holloway kids were our kids’ friends, and we enjoyed many Oak Tree Farm activities together. So, our prayers are with Ed and the Holloway family during this difficult time. Linda, RIP.