Linda R. Braun, 57, of Independence, Mo., passed away, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at her residence. Cremation is planned with a private family memorial services. Donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice or to Christian Family Services.
Linda was born May 16, 1951, in Nevada, to James and Dorothy (Butts) Mesplay. She spent her early life in Nevada graduating from Nevada High School in 1969. She moved to Kansas City where she had done in home childcare for more than 15 years. She had also worked for the Kansas City Star delivering ads door to door and the Independence Examiner filling ads for circulation. She was married to Stanley Braun on June 7, 1969; he survives of the home.
Other survivors include, a son, Joey Braun of Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Maddi Braun of the home; her mother, Dorothy Hampton, of Schell City, Mo.; four brothers, James Mesplay, of Chicago, Ill., Bill Mesplay, of Fayetteville, Ark., Ronnie Mesplay of the state of Florida, and Preston Gaines, of Schell City, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Armstrong, of Tacoma, Wash., and Charmion Fanning of Independence, Mo. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hendrix in 2007.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel)