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Linda May Williams

May 19, 1942 — February 27, 2024


Linda May Williams, a cherished Grammie, mother, sister, friend, and colleague, departed this world on February 27, 2024, at the age of 81 in Independence, Missouri. Born on May 19, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, Linda's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, dedication, and a vibrant spirit.


In her professional journey, Linda dedicated her career to working in human resources for Jackson County before embracing a well-deserved retirement. Her commitment to supporting others throughout her tenure has left a lasting impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with her.


Beyond her professional life, Linda found joy in a kaleidoscope of hobbies and interests that reflected her unique personality. Whether scouring thrift stores, immersing herself in the timeless melodies of Elvis Presley, reveling in the color purple, exploring true crime stories, showering love upon her beloved fur babies, or collecting cookbooks for the joy of reading – Linda's eclectic passions painted a picture of a life well-lived.


Yet, amid all her achievements, Linda's greatest source of pride was her family. Her adoration for her loved ones knew no bounds, and her true happiness lay in their company. Linda's legacy of love and kindness will live on in the hearts of her surviving family members.


A Celebration of Life Visitation event will be held on March 9th, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Missouri, to honor and celebrate the beautiful memories Linda created during her lifetime.


As we mourn the loss of this exceptional individual, let us also celebrate the light Linda brought into our lives through her smiles, kind gestures, and unwavering love. May her memory continue to inspire us to cherish our loved ones and embrace each moment with tenderness and grace.


Rest in peace, dearest Linda. Your kindness will forever remain in our hearts.


Linda is survived by her children, Robin (Kevin) Broderick, Renee Bjorn, Thomas (Toni Carswell) Rys, Aimee (Aaron) Hirsch; grandchildren, Kristopher, Zachary, Preston, Donovan, Bryce; great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Bella; siblings, Bev (Jim) Schmeidler, Rod Pace, Amy Wallace; nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends; and her dear fur babies, Farrah and Anna Belle. She is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest Jefferson Wallace, Jr., and Rosa Mae (McClintick) Ellerbeck; her brother Ray Wallace, nephew Danny Wallace, and her sweet granddaughter, Brianna Hirsch.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Celebration of Life Visitation

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