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Linda Neal

January 15, 1946 ~ July 13, 2015

Linda Hines Neal passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 69. She was born on January 15, 1946 to Oscar and Georgia Hines. She attended Caldwell schools and was a proud member of the CHS class of 1964. She then graduated from the Wichita Business College.

On December 16, 1967, Linda married L.M. Neal, Jr. Their son Lance was born April 1, 1970. In addition to helping L.M. on the family farm. She spent many years of her life working at the Stock Exchange Bank. After her retirement, she continued to be active in the community by helping at The Caldwell Messenger.

Linda loved spending time with her granddaughters, Abby and Megan, and enjoyed keeping in touch with high school friends, particularly the members of “the Twits.”

She is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Georgia Hines and father-in-law Lewis Neal. Linda is survived by her husband, L.M., of Caldwell, son Lance and his wife Dana of Kansas City, KS, mother-in-law Edna Mae Neal, and granddaughters Abby and Megan; brother-in-law Mark and his wife Melinda, brother-in-law Mike and sister-in-law Colleen Massey and her husband Don.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may given in memory of Linda to the Sumner County Hospital District #1.

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Markham Family

Family and Friends - 07/14/2015

You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss.


Debbie Beran

Family and Friends - 07/15/2015

LM and family so sorry to hear about Linda. I always enjoyed discussing grand kids with her whenever I saw her. To the Grandkids she adored you. You are lucky to have had a Grandma like her. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.



Jackie and Bob Foster

Family and Friends - 07/15/2015

We where sorry to hear of Linda's passing, she was sweet caring lady. I got to know Linda through ESA and proud to call her my sister. Jackie Foster


Roger and Dixie (Young) Metzinger

Family and Friends - 07/15/2015

May our Lord hold you and family in his arms and may you feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Roger and I both have wonderful memories of Linda and her parents as we were growing up in Caldwell. I, Dixie, spent many Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the State Line. Our prayers are with all of you.


Joey Hudson

Family and Friends - 07/15/2015

L.M., Lance and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was like a second mom to me in high school. Linda was so kind and friendly to me. Working on the farm, she would always look out for us and fix great meals to bring to the field. She laughed when I goofed up on the farm, but helped calm L.M. so I was invited back the next day. Years later, after I went off to college and would come back to Caldwell, Linda was a friendly face, a great smile and was interested and concerned about me. I will miss her.


Debbie Green-Barnes

Family and Friends - 07/16/2015

L.M., Lance, and family: My memories of Linda go back so many, many years when she and my cousin Nancy were childhood friends. She was always so gracious, even then, because I always got to go along when they had a "playday". Then Lance, you came along and you and Kim spent your first years of school together. It always seemed as if your mom and I were always teamed up for those classroom events.

I will miss her. She was a treasure. Our hearts go out to all of you and our prayers for comfort grace our thoughts! Hugs!!



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