Linda Sue Laws

May 27, 1945July 21, 2020

Linda Sue Laws (Schork), 75 of Olathe, KS passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met. Linda was born on May 27, 1945 in Williamstown, MO to Elmo and Nina Schork. She was the youngest of three sisters: Barbara Schork, Mary Spurgeon and Carol Richardson and brother, Alan Schork. She married Gerald “Jerry” Laws on July 14, 1962. Through this union together they raised their two children, Melinda and James.

Linda is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Jerry Laws who passed away in 2003, her parents and her sisters, Barbara and Mary. Linda is survived by her children, Melinda French (Doug) of Overland Park, KS, James Laws (Shelly) of Manhattan KS. Left behind to cherish her memory are her two incredible grandchildren, Ali and Luke. Linda is also survived by her sister, Carol, brother Alan, along with wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.

Linda retired from the Olathe School District in 2005 after 27 years.

Graveside service will take place at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe, KS, August 15, 2020 at 10:00am. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linda Laws to The First Christian Church of Olathe, 200 E. Loula, Olathe, KS 66061.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Elmo Kilkenny Schork, Father (deceased)
  • Nina Catherine (Levengood) Schork, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry Laws, Husband (deceased)
  • Melinda French, Daughter
  • Doug French, Son-in-law
  • James Laws, Son
  • Shelly Laws, Daughter-in-law
  • Barbara Schork, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Spurgeon, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol Richardson, Sister
  • Alan Schork, Brother
  • Left behind to cherish her memory are her two incredible grandchildren, Ali and Luke,along with wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins

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  • First Christian Church of Olathe


15 August

Inurnment Graveside Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens

13901 Blackbob Road
Olathe, KS 66062


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John & Theresa Massie

August 2, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was always so fun and loving towards our family. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


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