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Linn County News

Published Oct. 6, 2021


Linda Kay Klee, age 79, Mound City, Kan., passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. She was born in Norton, Kan., on Oct. 3, 1941, the daughter of Timothy and Dorothy McAdams Ward. She was married to Henry Fredrick Klee in Steele City, Neb. To this union, four children were born. Over her lifetime, Linda lived in Barnes, Kan.; Steele City, Neb.; Beatrice, Neb.; North Pole, Alaska; and Mound City, Kan. She attended the Mound City United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and crocheting. She worked as a site manager for Linn County Congregate Meals. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carrie Lynn Klee; and a brother, Carl Dean Ward. Linda is survived by two sons, William Timothy Klee (Carol Lisa) and Gregory Scott Klee (Cynthia); a daughter, Mary Jo Wheeler (Robert); two brothers, Richard and Douglas Klopfenstein; a sister, Carol Klopfenstein; nine grandchildren, Amee, Kellee (Kristin), Jamee, Leslie, Emmlynn, Michael (Sarah), Kathryn (Scott), Christopher and Nicholas; and two great-grandchildren, Aylee and Coryn. 

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Mound City Chapel.  Inurnment will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to the ALS Association, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kansas  66056. Online condolences can be left at 




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