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Linda Kay Eiken passed away January 6, 2021 while battling Covid-19. Linda was born to Robert James and Elda Irene (Plemmons) Lindsay on December 26, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, the youngest daughter of 6 children, and the 5th generation of Lindsays in the Kansas City area.
Linda met her beloved husband, Bill on a blind date arranged by Linda’s sister, Wanda and Bill’s friend and Wanda’s husband, Ernie. They were married 50 years and raised 4 sons together. They were not always fond of each other’s company, but they loved each other deeply. Never far apart, Linda joined Bill in heaven just 6 months after his passing.
Linda was known for her tenacity and strength, her stubbornness, and her love for those around her. She had a particular fondness for girls, having not had a daughter of her own. Linda had a special love for dolls and enjoyed collecting them and buying them for her granddaughters. Her favorite doll was a Christmas gift received from Santa when she was a little girl and she asked for that doll to join her in her final rest. She also enjoyed gardening, first to help put food on the table for her boys and later to enjoy new blooms in retirement. Her garden was filled with treasures she collected, both plants and trinkets.
Linda grew up west of the little town of Barry, on Barry Road in Kansas City North and attended Platte City High School. She retired from a career with the United States Postal Service, but the employment she remembered most fondly was her work alongside her mother in a local nursing home. She took pride in caring for others and making a crisp bed.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elda, husband William, son Jeffrey “Butch”, siblings Robert Leon, James, and Gary.
Linda is survived by sons Scott (Lisa), Matt (Melissa), Nick, daughter-in-law Kim, grandchildren Alexis, Trevor, Tawna, Trisha, Taylin, Teagan, Destany, Madison, Josh, great-grandson Jonathon, and siblings Dennis (Hella) and Wanda.
Linda would frequently say that her expiration date had already been stamped and that each day was a gift. The family asks that each of you live out each day as the gift it is in her memory. During one of her last conversations, Linda said that Covid-19 was no joke and she wanted everyone to be careful as she couldn’t imagine anyone else getting this.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.