Obituary for Linda Susan Toepfer

Linda Susan Toepfer, age 69, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

She was born April 18, 1949, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Allan Todd and Dorothy Sackett Todd.

Linda graduated from the Uniontown High School with the Class of 1967. She married Thomas Charles Toepfer; they later divorced.

In earlier years, Linda had worked at Wal-Mart in both Baxter Springs and Ft. Scott. She then attended nursing school at Fort Scott Community College and became a Registered Nurse. She worked as a nurse in Florida and Joplin, Missouri. She later retired from the Bates County Hospital in Butler, Missouri.

Linda was a loving and devoted mother to her three daughters; she worked hard as a single mother to make sure the family’s needs were always supplied. She loved spending quality time with children and grandchildren as well as going to the beach and taking trips to the casinos.

Survivors include her three daughters, Michelle “Shelly” Edwards, of Leawood, Kansas and twins, Kerri Bohlken and husband Randy and Kendell Dawn Mason and husband, Steve, all of Ft. Scott; five grandchildren, Alex Mason (Holli) of Redfield, Kansas, Ashton Mason, of Olathe, Kansas, Jessica Amico (Joey) of Maryland, Max Bohlken (Savannah) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Lane Bohlken of Ft. Scott; and a great-granddaughter, Lucy Mason. Also surviving is a brother, Matt Todd and wife, Ezra, of Independence, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday, October 15th at the Paint Creek Cemetery south of Redfield, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Polycystic Kidney Disease “PKD” Foundation and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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