Linda Ann Steelman, 56, long-time resident of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away on October 25, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Linda Ann Steelman, 56, long-time resident of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away on October 25, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Timothy Lutheran Church (425 NW R.D. Mize Rd., Blue Springs, Mo. 64014). A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:30 with Pastor Rich Steensma officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Crossroads Hospice, or the Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Chapter.

Linda was born on November 30, 1952, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Allen and the late Ethelyn B. “Susie” (Meyer) Carrender. She was a 1970 graduate of Sweet Springs R-7 High School. Linda worked for many years as a Database Administrator for Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Court House, Missouri Western District, Circuit #8 in the U.S. Probation and Pre-Trial Services Office. She was a very faithful mother to her two children and was very involved in their Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities. Linda loved being a committee member and being an Adult Leader. In her spare time, she enjoyed taking care of her flower gardens. Linda was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church. Her positive attitude, caring gestures, and loving smiles will be dearly missed.

She leaves behind her children Gary and Kathleen Steelman of Blue Springs, Mo.; brothers Robert Wayne Carrender (Mona Sweet) of Sedalia, Mo., John Allen Carrender (Lori) of Fort Worth, TX; nieces and nephews Chrysta, Bret, Rebecca, and Blake Carrender, Austin and Dylan Steelman; and many true and special friends.

Thanks are extended to family and friends that have provided a multitude of support and prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 W Main, Blue Springs, MO 64015, 816-229-3276. Condolences and memories of Linda may be left for the family online at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.