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Linda Kasitz

July 6, 1928 — September 10, 2018

Linda Kasitz at the age of 90 passed away September 10, 2018.

Born July 6, 1928, she was the youngest of 10 children. She received many awards through school for academics, track and music. She graduated from Newton High School and Bethel College.

On July 9th, 1950 she married Bill Kasitz and were married for 67 years. They traveled to the Bahamas and to Europe and Alaska, and most of the states in the United States. They had three children whom she shared her talent in music teaching piano to.

She taught piano lessons to 40 students a week and continued teaching until she was in her 70’s. She also taught organ lessons at church, she was the church children’s choir director and accompanist for her daughters. Linda was also the accompanist for the adult church choir, and played piano and organ for the First United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Reform Church back in the day. She also played for Weddings, Funerals, and Soloists.

She was a member of the Treble Clef Club, Loyal Daughters, Women’s Fellowship, the Eagle Axillary and the Circle 8 Square Dance Club.

She was a very talented musician shared her gift in many lives and ways. She was a mother that listened and taught her children the Christian way of living. As well as how to cook, sew and supported them in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, church youth fellowship and made it possible for them to take lessons on their instruments of choice; piano, clarinet, viola, flute, violin, cello, guitar and percussion, which they have used in their adult lives. She was a very giving person who took care of her parents, brother and a sister at the end of their lives.

She loved her family, gave a lot of her time and talent to the church and community and is now with her husband, Bill, and God.

Linda is preceded in death by her husband Bill, parents Samuel and Louise Klein, all of her siblings, son-in-laws Bill Boothe and Rick Smith and grandson James Boothe.

She is survived by her children Phyllis Boothe (Gary) Dix, Shirley Smith, Rodney (Leanne) Kasitz. Grandchildren: Howard (Maria) Boothe, Marcus, Kaleb and Curtis Kasitz. Great grandchildren: Haylie West, Hayden, Tyler, Ella Boothe and six grandpuppies.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:00 – 7:00P.M. with family present from 5:00 – 7: 00P.M. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00A.M. at First United Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Treble Clef Club, First United Church of Christ, Bethel College Music Department and Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS, 67114.

Arrangements by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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