Linda Darlene Klein

Linda Darlene Klein, 70, of Waco, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Service Information: Memorial service will be 10AM, Tuesday, April 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bosqueville Cemetery.

Linda was born in Waco to Neal and Katherine Keas on April 25, 1948.  She attended Waco High School graduating in 1966. Initially, she worked as a hair stylist and later graduated with honors in 1969 from James Connally Technical Institute with an associate degree of applied science in Dental Laboratory Technology. She worked as a dental hygienist for many years before pursuing a nursing career.

In her early thirties, Linda earned a nursing degree from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton.  She worked as an RN for the remainder of her career.  Over 20 years of service were given as an RN at the VA Medical Center in Waco where she worked mostly in the psychiatric area.  She went on to work as a nurse for Lakeshore Village Healthcare Center in Waco until retirement.

Much of her life both professionally and personally was dedicated to the caregiving role.  She served as the primary caregiver for both her father and mother when they became ill and was always a dedicated and hardworking employee caring for the sick and elderly.

Linda deeply loved her family and served as a trusted and responsible daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend who exemplified servanthood in the care of others.  She will be deeply missed.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Katherine Keas of Waco.

She is survived by her sister, Judy Shumate and husband, Don of Waco; daughter, Katherine Slifer and husband, Seth of Oklahoma City, OK; granddaughter, Madeline Faison of Oklahoma City,OK; close nephew, David Campbell of Waco; and great niece, Katherine Campbell of Waco.

Memorial donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Integris Foundation, 3030 NW Expressway Suite 1600, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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  1. I want.to express my condolences to the family of linda. I was her cousin Paul. We pretty much grew up together, before I went into the Air Force in 1970, We always called her “Bobbie”. Again my condolences.

  2. Dear Katherine and Seth and Maddie,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. There are no words of comfort but please know you did your very best to care for her during these last months. She was so proud of you and your Maddie and Seth. She will be missed . There are only those comforting thoughts that you know she is in the comforting arms of Jesus. We love our new family so much.
    Love, Paula and Rick

  3. Katherine, my condolences to you and your family. I’m sure you take some comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and her soul is in Heaven. May God give you peace at this time.

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