Linda J. Clark, 67, of Mission, Kansas born August 11, 1948, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 15th after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 am with a celebration of life service starting at 11:00 am on Monday, June 20th at Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Linda will be laid to her final resting place in Seattle, Washington.
Linda was a kind, loving, and supportive person who thought of everyone before herself. She dedicated her work to the field of Information Technology. Linda moved to Kansas City in 1978 and shortly thereafter met her life partner Tom Bath, Sr. at Quantitative Business Systems. Together they pioneered IT development for small businesses. In her most recent career of over 20 years, Linda was Vice President of Information Technology with Fred Pryor Learning Solutions (1994-2015) where she gained the respect, admiration and friendship of her co-workers.
Linda enjoyed the KC Symphony, cooking dinners for family, laughing with friends, good wine, and celebrating Christmas with family. She was an avid gardener and upon her retirement in April, 2015, she was accepted to the Johnson County Master Gardener program. In Linda’s memory, a memorial bench will be placed at the Johnson County Arboretum, where all can enjoy Linda’s love of impressive gardens, nature and peaceful surroundings.
Linda is survived by her beloved partner and friend of 37 years, Tom Bath, Sr., brother Steve Clark (Debby), sister Janet Graham (Dave), Gratia (Bill) Carver, Michelle Bath, Johnny Allen (Kathy), Michael Allen, seven grandchildren: Karen, Stephanie, Jennifer, Miller, Kendall, Jessica and Chase, her great grandchildren: Briana, Braydon, James, Matthew and Dexter. Nieces and nephews; Anna, Kurt, Lisa, Joy, Faith, Melody, Paul and Caleb.
Her infectious laugh, unmatched beautiful smile and unflappable disposition will be deeply missed. All who knew her learned from her – she taught us patience, kindness, appreciation for our own and others talents, calmness in chaos and most vividly – unconditional love. All those touched by her will forever be changed for the better and grateful for the gift of her in their lives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Overland Park Arboretum, Friends of the Arboretum, PO Box 26147 Shawnee Mission, KS. 66225, Attention: Amy Povich.