Linda Ann (Magner) Snead, 69 of Topeka, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021.
Linda was born December 13, 1951, Wichita, Kansas, the second of five children of Albert and Dollie June (Gentry) Magner. She is a 1969 graduate of Highland Park High School of Topeka. Linda married Dennis H. Snead August 27, 1971 in Topeka.
She attended the Continental School of Cosmetology and was a hair dresser for several years. Linda worked at Harry’s IGA as a cashier and bookkeeper and with JM Bauersfeld’s Grocery as a Human Resource Manager for 15 years. She was the Manager of Human Resources at AAA Kansas for 14 years until she retired.
Linda was active in Kansas Mothers Against Drunk Driving and spoke to DUI offenders on the Victim Impact Panels in Lawrence for many years.
Survivors include her husband Dennis; two sons, Jeffrey Snead and Billy Snead and two grandsons; Ayden and Xan Snead all of Topeka. Other survivors include: her mother; Dollie of Topeka, two sisters; Susan (Frank) Van Vleck of Peoria, AZ; Patricia (Adrian) Fitzmaurice of Olathe, KS; one brother; Richard (Debbi) Magner of Lee Summit, MO and sister-in-law, Ellen Magner of Topeka; 15 nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Albert; brother, Barry Magner and nephew, Marc Van Vleck.
The family will greet friends for a visitation from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66604. A funeral service will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Galesburg, Kansas. Memorial contributions can be made in Linda’s honor to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers PO Box 304, Olathe, KS 66051-0304.
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