OBITUARY

Linda Kay Weiner

February 3, 1943April 27, 2021

Linda Kay Jones Weiner passed away in Raleigh, NC on April 27, 2021. She was 78 years old. Linda was born February 3, 1943, and raised by her grandmother and step-grandfather, Eunice S. Hill and Carl F. Hill in Fort Scott, Kansas. They preceded her in death. Also proceeding her in death was her brother, Jimmie J. Jones and her second husband, Wesley J. Erwin, who helped her raise her son, Michael, in St. Charles, Missouri.

Linda was a graduate of Fort Scott High School, Class of 1961. She received her BSN from Avila University and her MSN from the University of Illinois. During her professional career, Linda taught at several nursing schools in the Kansas City and the St. Louis area. She was certified as an ANA Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and practiced part time as a therapist for Provident Counseling in St. Louis, MO.

After moving to Raleigh in 1997, Linda became a member of Assistance League of the Triangle Area. She participated in Operation School Bell, Women in Need and the Abbotswood Knitters. She spent many hours volunteering at the A to Z Thrift Shop and at “A Place for Women to Gather”, a spirituality center for women sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Linda was a former chair of their Consulting Circle and attended many of their programs.

Linda enjoyed knitting prayer shawls for her friends, baking bread, making jam, creating awesome deviled eggs, and making peanut brittle at Christmas.

Family and friends were very important to her and she will be missed by the many who knew her.

Linda is survived by her husband, Larry, of Raleigh, her son, Michael C. Morrison and her four beautiful granddaughters, Megan, Madison, Michaela and McKenna all of Brownstown, MI. Also survived by her stepson, Keith Weiner of Atlanta, GA, two cousins, Betty Ann Young from Joshua Tree, CA and Fred J Young, from Columbia, MO, niece Cathy Keesee and nephew T. Carl Jones both from OR. and special adopted family Jeff and Kim Horsky and their sons, Alex and Nicholas of Raleigh.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday May 6 at 11 am EST time at Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Rd, Raleigh NC, with Rev. Dr. David Lynch officiating.

A graveside burial will be performed at Evergreen Cemetery in June in Ft. Scott, KS.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Assistance League of the Triangle Area. P.O. Box 98477 Raleigh, NC 27624 or ALTRIANGLE.ORG In support of a scholarship for an aspiring medical professional.

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Bernie Bogdon

May 6, 2021

Linda was full of wonderfulness and carried herself as a beautiful Lady.

Helen Kay Heffernan

May 6, 2021

Linda Kay was a long time friend who was kind, thoughtful and helpful. I learned this early in our friendship as she taught me the lessons she was learning in her toe dance class. She would have me tie on her toe shoes and then proceed to give me expert lessons. Years later we laughed and said we must have had the same shoe size. Her Grandmother, Mrs. Hill, would turn the kitchen over to us to make a snack. I don't remember what we made but I do remember the fun.
Linda had the heart of service for others. She also was a strong prayer partner for many of us. She was among the first we would call to pray for family or friends knowing those requests would be put on her "heartfelt prayer list" as she called that special list for others. We will miss our cherished friend. She made our lives richer in ways that are beyond measure.

Judi Mayhew

May 5, 2021

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE BECOMES A MEMORY, THE MEMORY BECOMES A TREASURE

Linda Kay holds a special place in my heart as a forever friend. Our friendship began in kindergarten and continued through grade school and high school. College took us separate ways, but we kept in touch enjoying reunions together and visiting by phone. Later in life we joined two classmates for girl trips, traveling to different parts of the U.S.

Due to Linda Kay's wonderful, dry sense of humor I would find myself laughing through most of our conversations. She had that special knack for adding a one-liner to whatever we were talking about. I reminded her in a text recently of how she use to go into the art room at Main Street School in first grade and eat paste out of the large paste jar. She replied, "That sounds pretty good right now."

In high school three of us walked to school together. Linda Kay's house was the last stop before campus. We would find her at the breakfast table drinking coffee. I remember thinking that was so adult of her to be doing.

I am smiling as I write this because I always picture Linda Kay with her classic, innocent, mischievous expression.

My memories of Linda Kay are now my treasures.

Koeta Bryant

May 4, 2021

I have known Linda Kay (her childhood name) since Miss Mary's kindergarten, and we went through 4-12 grade together in Ft. Scott schools. We reconnected at high school Reunions throughout the years, but our most fun times were traveling with two other former classmates after our 50th birthday year. For almost 20 years we traveled every few years to New York, New England, the South, Texas, California, Arizona, and Mexico. She was a great traveling companion, always considerate of others, always smiling, always adding her wry wit to each event. I will miss traveling with her as she travels on alone on her final journey.

William Hoke

May 3, 2021

Linda was a wonderful lady and very active participant in her volunteer activities. When Larry had poker night Linda was there to get all the snacks prepared and arranged; she made the best deviled eggs. Always had a kind word for everyone and was a pleasure to be around. We will miss her!

Cynthia Holloway

May 1, 2021

One day I was with Linda. telling her about an upcoming trip I was excited about. She asked about my language capbilities and I admitted my skills were very limited. She said, "what if you have an emergency?" I said, you know so many people speak English we are not expecting any problems. "Hummm" was all she said. Two days later I received a small book with pictures of everything imaginable that may described in an emergency. All I had to do was point! I carry it every time I travel and always think of my kind friend who cares about others. I miss her being with us for her wonderful sense of humor, daily kindness and helpful pragmatism. See you later dear Friend. Cynthia

Phil Clutts

April 30, 2021

My only connection with Linda has been through monthly Zoom meetings of our peripheral neuropathy support group since August 2018. My impression of her prompted me to write the following poem upon learning that her time with us was short. Since she seemed to genuinely appreciate it, I share it with those who were closer to her, hoping it will be a source of comfort for them as it was for her.

Linda’s a woman I haven’t known well,
Those who have, I suspect, like her lots.
I say that because sometimes you can tell,
By observing and connecting the dots.

She’s considerate of others, thoughtful and kind,
She likes to meet people’s needs.
Whatever your problem, her name comes to mind,
Because Linda’s a woman of deeds.

Linda knows what it’s like for a person to suffer,
Which has made her a kind of a whiz.
As she’s learned and she’s shared and grown even tougher,
She’s found strength and knows who she is.

Facing new challenges and doing it right,
Is what Linda is now all about,
In her view of life, dark loses to light,
And resilience is stronger than doubt.

We’ve both enjoyed lives in North Carolina,
But now wonder just what’s “round the bend.”
Whatever’s ahead, I’m so glad Linda Weiner,
Has become a good colleague and friend.

Gail Quinn

April 30, 2021

Linda was beautiful inside and out. She had a great spirit and I know I will see her again. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes the treasure.”

Pat Blair Wade

April 30, 2021

Linda, you were so special to God and your family and many friends!
I had the privilege of a close friendship with you many years after our high school days in Ft. Scott, Kansas. It was so great to see you and visit over a salad at PDQ in Raleigh before I played piano in a retirement home for years. We tried to settle a lot of the world’s problems, but decided to just laugh about some things that never seemed to change! You and Larry always welcomed me to spend the night and often when I did before heading to Wilmington, you would see me off early with a cup of coffee!
We both loved our animals, and Ginger and Maxx and Barney were always subject of much conversation. Larry was so good to take Ginger for walks when you got so it was difficult for you!
Praying for one another and sharing about things was always so special to me! I am happy you are with God now and in no more pain! You can worship God all day and even run and meet all the many Biblical characters we admired now. I am looking forward to a new body in Heaven, too! 😀 I will see you again when God calls me home! I guess your mansion was ready before mine. Ha!
Don and I will miss your strawberry preserves and homemade peanut brittle at Christmas!
Don and I send our love and prayers now to Larry and Michael and your beautiful grandaughters! Thanks for your special friendship ! I miss you and thanks for a special friendship! Jesus Christ has truly said, “Well done, child!”
Love,
Don, Pat, and Beloved Barney 🐕🐾

Martha Kane

April 29, 2021

I feel so blessed to have known Linda. She was one of the few people I could share anything with. I could be totally myself with Linda and she always supported me and encouraged me. How I will miss her beautiful smile, her love and her kindness. In the days before her death, I was sending her photos and progress reports of a little nest of wrens in a flower pot on my front porch. She prayed for these wrens and wanted to know everything about them. The wrens fledged from their nest in the flower pot two days before she passed. They reminded me of how Linda's beautiful spirit would fledge from its earthly nest to be in a much more expansive, much more beautiful world. I see her there now. Love, Marti

FROM THE FAMILY