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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Obituary - Linda K. Laird

Ft. Scott, Kansas: Linda K. Laird, age 70, of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away July 23, 2017 in Ft. Scott.

Linda was born to the late Grover and Oleta Thompson Wilhite, December 25, 1946 in Hollis, Oklahoma. On April 14, 1976 she married Alan Douglas Laird in Hereford, Texas. She went to college to obtain her teaching certificate, and taught school in El Paso, Texas, retiring in 1998. 

Central Church of Christ in Hereford, TX was where she attended church during her time there, before later moving to Ft. Scott. She enjoyed cooking, reading, staying active in church, and loved teaching with all of her heart.

Surviving is one son: John Laird (wife (Kasey) of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and 2 grandchildren: Kelsey and Lane Laird, also of Ft. Scott; and one brother: Mike (wife Julie), of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Memorial Donations may be made to Faith Christian Church, for the backpack and school supply drive; and mailed to 2203 Deer Rd; Garland, KS 66741.

Per Linda’s wishes she has been taken for cremation, under the care of Derfelt Funeral Home, and no services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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