Linda Kay (Zahradnik) Janda

     Linda Kay (Zahradnik) Janda passed away on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at her home in McPherson, Kan., at the age of 69.  She was born Aug. 5, 1948 in Ellsworth, Kan. to the late Charles and Ethel (Steiner) Zahradnik. She grew up in the Kanopolis, Kan. area and graduated from Kanopolis High School with the Class of 1966. She was united in marriage to Ivan K. Janda Sept. 2, 1966, in Wilson, Kan.They were blessed with two sons, Mike and Dustin.
     Linda was a hardworking woman and eventually retired from the Fuller Brush factory in 1998 after more than 20 years of service. She was a huge fan of the Kansas Stater Fair and spent many years taking her children and enjoying all of the events, entertainment, vendors, and exhibitors. She enjoyed garage sales, playing Bingo, and solving crossword puzzles, often working several puzzle books at one time. But the greatest love of her life was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her little dog, Speck.
     Linda was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ethel Zahradnik, and husband Ivan Janda.
     She is survived by her sons, Mike Janda and wife, Teresa, of McPherson, and Dustin Janda and girlfriend, Diana Shreve, of McPherson; brother, Delorn Zahradnik of Salina; sister, Kathy Sneath and husband, Marty, of Kanopolis; grandchildren Ashley, Skyler, Brittnay, Caitlin, Casandra, and Mersadys; and great-grandchildren Bentley, Easton, and Adeline.
     Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Wilson, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.   
     Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept 7, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Wilson City Cemetery.  
     Memorials are suggested to the Linda K. Janda Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.
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