Kahler-Dolce Mortuary

441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE


Linda B. Riddle

May 11, 1946July 18, 2019

Linda B. Riddle died on July 18th, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 73 years. She was born May 11, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia the daughter of Harold and Jean (McAndrew) Bates. Linda was preceded in death by husband, Michael H. Riddle, parents, Harold and Jean, and brother Jeffrey. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jack II and Clarissa, Brighton, MI, Steven and Kristen, Verona, WI, Mark and Kristin, Midland, MI; grandchildren, Conor, Cole, Cade, Kendall, Jocelyn, Cora, Grace, Ella, Mary; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Nita Bates, Petersham, MA, Steven and Dolly Bates, Albany, NY; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Services will be held on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Papillion, NE. Visitation Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 1-8 p.m. at Mortuary with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Graveside services to be arranged at Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Oklahoma. Memorials to Lauritzen Gardens, Joslyn Museum, or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Kahler Dolce Mortuary in Papillion, NE.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 25, 2019


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Janet Wright

July 22, 2019

Linda has been a friend since 2006, when I joined St.Pauls United Methodist Church. Linda volunteered to help with refreshments for the Bridges after school program, which I ran. She made lovely homemade cookies and insured the youth had fresh fruit. I soon became aware that Linda was helping in many of the church projects. Linda and I were also members of a book club. As we discussed books it became clear that Linda enjoyed reading about science and that we shared a love of nature. This Spring we took time to go to Lauritzen Gardens when the peonies were blooming and I caught a couple pictures as we were admiring the flowers. This photo is of her listening and watching as she heard a bird in the trees. I'm so grateful to have had the gift of Linda's friendship.

Cindi Hearn

July 21, 2019

Linda shared her love of nature and birds with me enthusiastically and with her marvelous analytical mind. I felt honored to have her friendship and will never see another Oriole at the bird feeder without fondly remembering Linda. She left her mark on the world and in my heart.

Christine & Mark Flott

July 20, 2019

We’ve lived in the 3rd house, down from Linda, for the last 19 years. We’ll always remember her “walking” down our street & when she’d stop to chat, it was always a quick one, because she had to meet her walking buddy. She was always happy, looked & acted young, had a huge smile on her face, and was full of energy! Her sudden passing was a huge shock to our family, but we know for sure she’s rockin in paradise with God, our Heavenly Father! Praise God! Amen.