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Linda Lou Brown Minkler

10-03-1947 to 01-11-2020


Linn County News

Published Jan. 15, 2020


On Jan. 11, 2020, Linda Lou Minkler of Kincaid, Kan., passed away with her husband by her side at Saint Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo., after a fierce battle with cancer. She was 72.

Linda was born Oct. 3, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Gerald “Jerry” and Vera Brown. She attended school in Hume, Mo., and graduated high school in Fulton, Kan.

Linda followed her calling as an educator. She studied at Pittsburg State University earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education. Through her 35-year career, she impacted hundreds of students in several grades. She had a deep love for her students – one of her greatest joys was following them as they grew and flourished.

Linda also served her community. She was an active life member of VFW Auxiliary; held many offices in the Kincaid chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving for several years as secretary; and enjoyed volunteering at the Kincaid Fair and serving on the election board.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Dollie Brown, brother-in-law Lester Stringer, nephew Steve Stringer, and niece Leslie Spitler.

Beloved survivors include husband Jess Minkler; daughter Jennifer Johnson and Bryan and their son Dayton of Cleveland, Mo.; son Mikohl Minkler and Joe Cooper of Irving, Texas; stepson Tony Smith and Chrystal of Iola, Kan.; sister Roberta Stringer of Wichita, Kan.; brother Gary Brown and Voneta of Fulton; niece Sherri Day and Jerry of Wichita; aunt Charlotte Dunavan of Mound City, Kan.; uncle Lloyd Minkler of Garnett, Kan.; and her very best friend, Betty Jo Laflen and Jerry of Moundville, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the Centerville Community Church in Centerville, Kan. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery in Kincaid. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett.

Memorial contributions may be made to A.C.A.R.F. or Centerville Community Church and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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