Linda Kay (Schlemmer) Bood

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Linda Kay (Schlemmer) Bood passed away peacefully, Saturday,  January 15, 2022 at the age of 70 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She was born to Ruby and Lawrence Schlemmer August 22, 1951 in Mart.  She is a 1969 graduate of LaVega High School where she participated in volleyball and drill team. After graduating, she gained employment with the Department of Veterans Affairs where she retired in 2011 after 41 years of service. She most recently worked part time at Merle Norman Cosmetics where she enjoyed “getting out of the house” to work alongside co-workers that would become dear friends.

Linda loved fishing, playing golf with her women’s group, reading and swapping books with friends and holding garage sales. She also enjoyed going to the movies, traveling, quilting and tending to her garden of vegetables. She fervently tried shipping her harvests to her daughter that never ended up making it in one piece. She enjoyed making her award-winning salsa from her tomato crop and cooking “epic” scrambled eggs for her grandchildren. Being a “Nana” was the greatest joy in her life. She rarely missed a game or school event when the grandchildren resided in Waco. Linda brightened many lives and had friends near and far and we are at peace knowing there is no more pain.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ruby and Lawrence Schlemmer.

She is survived by her husband, Doyle; daughter, Amy Flanagan (Mark) of South Carolina; daughter, Melanie Flanagan (Tim) of Colorado; brother,  James Schlemmer (Beverly); nieces, Kristie Walsh and Kimberly Barker; and grandchildren she adored,  Carson, Hudson, Kellan and Kyndal.

A visitation is scheduled from 5-7 pm  January 19th at Lake Shore Funeral Home. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellmead, where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, January 20. Burial will follow at Mart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the ‘Ol Sew ‘n Sows of St. Paul Lutheran for the quilting of prayer runners.  Attn: St. Paul Lutheran Church Quilters, 1301 Hogan Lane, Waco, Texas 76705; the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank family and friends and the staff with Providence Hospice Place for their support and care during her last days. Thoughts and memories may be shared at

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  1. Sending prayers for comfort and strength. I will always hold fond memories of Linda of in my heart.

  2. Love and prayers for all of you as you lay Linda to rest. The heavens gained a precious angel.

    Camille Albus

  3. You will be missed so much. You were the best sister-in-law anyone could ask for. Our memories that we created while you were married to my brother will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Linda. I love you.

  4. So sorry for your loss. A lovely lady.

  5. Charles Gonzales

    Doyle, James and Family.

    Condolences on your loss. Linda was one of the nicest person I ever met. I pray that God provides His healing Grace on all of you during these trying times.

    God Bless all of you,

    Charlie Gonzales

  6. Joy and Carroll Bowles

    Sending our Love and Sympathy for this beautiful lady. May God be with her family at this time and give all of you peace and comfort . She will be missed by so many.

  7. Sending prayers for healing and strength. She will be missed greatly here, but I have no doubt, that she walks with Jesus now. Linda was such an amazing person and so much fun to be around, not to mention an AMAZING cook. Her Hot sauce was amazing!!! I will always have fond memories of her.

  8. Nancy Webber Bryant

    To Doyle and the extended family,
    Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Linda. I pray that you will take comfort in your memories of this dear lady. Peace be with you.

  9. So sorry to hear about this. Linda was a classmate.

  10. To Doyle and family,
    I just found out about Linda’s death and I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. I know she will be greatly missed by you.

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