Lynda (Lynn) J. Thompson, 79, of Merriam, Kansas passed away peacefully from this life in her home on January 22, 2023 with family by her side.  She was born May 9, 1943 to Burke and Mildred Henderson in Kansas City, Missouri.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Dan Adams (Prairie Village, KS); her nephews, Brandon Adams and his partner, Annalisa Lee (Liberty, MO) and Josh Adams (Altadena, CA); her niece, Kate Adams (Prairie Village, KS); her grand nephews and grand niece, Shayne, Johnny and McKenzie.

Lynda was a 1961 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School, Shawnee Mission, KS.  She attended Baker University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.  Fulfilling a dream to travel she earned her wings as flight attendant and later flight service manager for TWA.  After 26 years of service, many fond memories and treasured friendships, Lynda retired marking the beginning of a new chapter.  She especially enjoyed her paraprofessional years working with children in the Shawnee Mission School District.  Equally treasured was her volunteer time spent at the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center known then as Shawnee Mission Medical Center.    

Lynda’s generosity, joyful spirit and love of life will be missed by her family and many friends.  She could serve a fabulous dinner, loved decorating for holidays, swimming, reading, sewing, crafts, mopeds and cats.  She was also the life of the party which was usually held at her house.  Many will remember her creative handmade Easter baskets and Christmas decorations she delivered throughout the neighborhood and beyond.  She was a devoted member of Village Presbyterian Church, rarely missing a Sunday with her balcony groupies.

The family wishes to thank Lynda’s compassionate team of doctors and nurses, her brief but dedicated care from Phoenix Hospice and countless friends who sent their love. A celebration of her life will be held at Village Presbyterian Church located at 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 20, followed immediately by a reception in the church’s Friendship Hall.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Village Presbyterian Church, Shawnee Mission School District, Phoenix Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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