Linda graduated from Chicora High School in 1956 and received a B.S. Degree in Early Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1960. She married William L. McDevitt in 1960 and had two sons, Bill and Dan. The family lived in Butler, PA; Reisterstown, MD; O’Fallon, MO; Salina, KS; and Leawood, KS. Linda was an elementary school teacher at Oakdale School in Salina, KS until she retired in 2000.
Linda was an active member of Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Salina, initially as an organist and then pianist. She was a volunteer at the Salina Presbyterian Manor and an avid Jayhawk Basketball fan.
Linda is survived by her husband, William L.McDevitt of the home; her son, Bill (Laci) of Overland Park, KS, and her grand-daughter, Norah; a sister, Susan Blythe of State College, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to Compassionate Friends of Salina, KS. The body will be transported to Chicora, PA for burial on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Hemphill Cemetery. Meyers Funeral Chapel in Parkville, MO has been entrusted with final arrangements in Kansas City. A memorial service will be held at Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Salina, KS at a later date. Memories of Linda and condolences to the family may be sent to www.meyersfuneralchapel.com