Kansas City, Mo. –– Linda M. Kappel, 54, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, in Abilene, the daughter of Norman E. and Helen M. (Kogler) Kappel. Growing up in Abilene, she attended local schools, graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1976 and attended Brown Mackie College.
She had been employed by the State of Kansas Reception and Diagnostic Center and Southwestern Bell in Topeka, then AT&T in Kansas City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her father in 2010. Survived by: Mother, Helen Kappel, Abilene; two sisters, Lori Riggs, Abilene and Julie Schwinn, Topeka; brother, George Kappel, Abilene
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m.. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Danner Funeral Home with Rev. John Collins officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home P.O. Box 758 Abilene, KS 67410 .