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Linda Louise (Louie) (Youngblood) Saunders

March 6, 1949 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 73)

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Obituary of Linda Louise (Louie) Saunders:

     Linda Louise (Louie) Saunders, daughter of Arthur Melvin Youngblood II and Louise (Grueber) Youngblood was born March 6, 1949 at Deshler, Nebraska and passed away on March 30, 2022 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas at the age of 73.

     After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from Doane College, Crete, Nebraska with a BA degree in elementary education. She was an elementary school teacher for 42 years, teaching every grade from K to 5, between the Superior, Nebraska and Pike Valley school districts. She was in charge of the Republic County spelling bee for many years, and exciting young minds about learning was her passion. She also loved music and the arts. She played the tuba and was in many plays. Anytime you saw her she always had a joke for you. She was an animal lover, and owned many birds and dogs over the years. She was united in marriage to Elgin Saunders on May 23, 1975 and to this union two children were born, Angel and John.  

     She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Courtland, Kansas and the United Methodist Women.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Louise Youngblood, one brother, Arthur (Mick) Melvin Youngblood III.

     She is survived by her husband, Elgin Saunders of Courtland, KS, one daughter, Angel (Lucas) Zeller of Paxico, KS, one son, John Saunders of York, NE, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, other relatives and many friends.

     Funeral services will be held Two PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, United Methodist Church, Courtland, KS, conducted by, Pastor Sandra Jellison-Knock.

     Interment will be in White Rock Cemetery, rural Courtland, KS.

     Memorials may be given to the Linda L. Saunders Memorial Fund.

     Friends may call on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, where the family will greet friends from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Linda has mentioned to family that when this time came, she didn’t want sad, black formal clothes, just dress nice. She loved spring and it’s bright colors.

     Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com.

     Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements

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 Service Program


April 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Family Greeting Friends
April 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Funeral Service
April 5, 2022

2:00 PM
United Methodist Church-Courtland
308 Main Street
Courtland, KS 66939

Interment following funeral service
April 5, 2022

White Rock Cemetery
1655 20 RD
Rural Courtland, KS 66939

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