Linda Jeanne (Pruitt) Strawder, 63, Wichita, died at her home on Monday, July 8, 2013.
Linda was born on August 6, 1949, in Freeport, Texas, the daughter of Tom Alvin and Jeanne Austin Pruitt.
Linda grew up in South Texas, and graduated from Brazosport High School. She had done various work, until her marriage to Norman D. Strawder, on April 29, 1981, in Dallas. They had made their home in Wichita for the last 7 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Alvin Pruitt, and a brother, Tommy Pruitt Smith.
Linda is survived by her husband, Norman, of the home, her mother Jeanne Boyless and her husband Del, of Gilmer, TX, three sons, Jimmy Gerdes and his wife Daysie, of Harveyville, Jason Strawder, of Ottawa, and Shaun Strawder and his wife Angie, of LeRoy, a daughter, Penny Holthaus and her husband Ryan, of Harveyville, four sisters, Donna Smith, of Gilmer, TX, Janice Covington and her husband James Pigg, of Houston, TX, Pamela Benton, of Brazoria, TX, and Brenda Pruitt, of Angleton, TX, a brother, H.R. Smith, Jr. and his wife Marlene, of Jonesboro, GA, 10 grandchildren, several nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services will be at 1:30 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Crandall Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 12:30 PM until 1:15 PM, Thursday,at the funeral home, before going to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Jones Funeral Home, to help with expenses, they may be sent to Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.
Following the graveside, the family and friends will gather at the New Strawn Fire Station for refreshments.