Linda Rose Kemper

Linda Rose Konicek Kemper, age 70, passed away September 5, 2017 at home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born on May 12, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Konicek.

On February 11, 1967 Linda was united in marriage to Harvey H. Kemper Jr. in Dysart, Iowa. They shared 50 years together.

Linda was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She created many beautiful memories for her family and friends to treasure for the rest of their lives. She will be dearly missed.

Linda celebrated her love of family through family photos, ancestry, antiques and old stories. And she generously opened her heart and home to help others.

Linda loved Mother Nature and could often be found in her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She had a special connection to the animals and birds on her farm, similar to Snow White.

Her boundless creativity and energy filled many interests and hobbies over the years, including flower arranging, photography, painting and crafts. She was a member of the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City, KC Bear Club, Bowling Club, and the Ruskin High Booster Club. She was certified in massage and energy work, honored the priestess process, and raised toy breed dogs (Maltese and
Shih Tzu).

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ron Konicek, and her sister Lois Konicek Corbin.

She is survived by her husband Harvey H. Kemper Jr., her daughter Kari Kemper, her son Kurt Kemper and his wife Dulce Kemper, grandson Andres Kemper, step-son Joe McBride and his wife Stacey McBride, granddaughters Emily and Audrey McBride and many other relatives.

In addition to raising their children, Linda and Harvey hosted four foreign exchange students, Patrik, Andres, Pia and Anne-Francoise, who became part of their family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 5:30-8:00 pm at Timberlakes at Red Bridge Apt. Clubhouse, 11201 Montgall Avenue, Kansas City, MO.

Memorial contribution may be made to Cancer Action ( or Wayside Waifs (


  1. Leona Chancellor on September 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Harvey and family, charles and I are so very sorry for your loss. May the days to come alllow you to remember the good times and forget the pain and heart ache of the las years. Linda is in a better place free from pain and with loved ones, she’ll be waiting for you. Love Leona and Charles Chancellor

  2. Stephanie Hamil on September 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Linda made everyone feel as if you were the only person who mattered. Her talents were endless–from mothering newborn puppies to almost any carpentry project put before her. Because of her outgoing personality and willingness to be available for so many others, her physical absence is already felt by all of us who continue to love her.

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