4926 Johnson Dr., Shawnee Mission, KS 66205
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5
Available by phone 24/7

Linda R. Burt (Robbins)

Burt, Herlinda Pic
Linda R. Burt(Robbins), 66, of Olathe, KS passed away October 8, 2018. 

Linda was born December 29, 1951, in Wiesbaden, Germany, raised in Valley Center, KS, before settling in Olathe and raising her family. She enjoyed her long career in court reporting, cooking, baking, and caring for her family. She was a loving and dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.  
She is survived by her mother Karolina Robbins; husband Ralph Burt; son Shane Burt; daughter Jennifer Handley (Robert); granddaughters Briana and Courtney Handley, and her famous chocolate chip cookie recipe. 
Informal Celebration of Life services will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Ballroom, 12080 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS, Sat. Oct. 20th at 4pm, with memorial speeches starting at 4:30pm.  
In lieu of flowers, Linda and Family suggests making donations to the American Heart Association.


  1. Donna WesterfieldDizzy-blnde@ Wamsley on March 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I am having a difficult time with all this. I have known Linda since very early school days. We already had plans for the upcoming 50th class reunion.
    Of course Linda always has the best ideas. Linda was diabetic, but a few years back, she starved herself so we could go to I-Hop for the pancakes with all the good stuff on them. I would get one and, her another. Then in the middle we would change.
    One year one of her granddaughter’s birthday was here. We went to her daughter’s house. I always used to keep a basket of necklaces and things I would collect so if any young girls came to visit, they would get a necklace. Well…… Linda put the basket in the middle of the floor, AND IT BECAME A FRENZY OF LITTLE GIRLS ……… After the gold!!! There was not a necklace, bracelet, or piece of jewelry left. We cried it was so cute and funny. We laughed about that for many years.
    When my only child, my son, passed at the age of 28, I couldn’t wait to be with Linda. she and Ralph always had a open door for me.
    She comforted me like no other. Linda and I would go Christmas to her mom’s house as a tradition to have burbon balls by Carol. Homemade fruit cake, cookies, the works. I loved ma ma Robin’s hot German potato salad.
    Mrs Robbins gave me a beautiful picture she painted. roses. To call her Mrs Robbins was the respectful way to call your friend’s mother. Oh, I thank the Lord for all the memories. Learning to write in cursive was a good memory, I didn’t want to make my capital *L* like she did. Anyway, our writing was similar at first.
    She was the smartest lady I ever knew. I miss her so much, my deepest like love to Ralph, children, and grandchildren. Linda like ved to be with her mother, so now the can spend a eternity together in loving happiness.

  2. LaNell Larson on October 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve hesitated writing a comment because I don’t know how to express what Linda meant to me. We became fast friends as well as colleagues. Our quickie phone calls at all hours with how-to questions about a transcript could easily turn into an hour or more. She could answer any grammar question.

    I went with her to Wichita to help her with her mother’s house as they were moving her up here to Kansas City. What a hoot! She went EVERY night after work to help her mother.

    She was the only person to help me through a very dark period in my life. Her constant uplifting personality and presence definitely got me through those times.

    She treasured those granddaughters of hers. She would have walked through fire for those girls. Her family truly has a gaping hole that the Angels will have to help heal. I was in touch with Shane daily following surgery. I will be forever grateful to him for keeping me in the loop. She told me not to come to the hospital and I honored her request. Otherwise, I’d have been camped out down there.

    I’ve lost my confidante and a sister. I don’t know how long it will take to heal, but I guess it’s just one day at a time. Linda, my dad journeyed home in April. Make him some of your chocolate chip cookies, please. Love and forever your friend and sister, LaNell.

  3. Kim Riddle on October 16, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss I had worked with her for the last 7 yea till 5 mouth ago. We had become good friend. I will miss here deeply. RIP my friend I love yea

  4. Christina Yates on October 16, 2018 at 9:50 am

    She’s one of the spunkiest ladies I know! She’s been a mentor since I was a baby reporter. We will sure miss her here in Independence! Rest in Peace, Linda.

  5. Debra Ingram Norman on October 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    It has been several years since I worked with Linda at the Johnson County Courthouse, but I have never forgotten her unique personality. Linda was smart, hard working, thoughtful, and had an incredible sense of humor. No matter what we talked about, Linda always made me smile. She was very proud of her family, always made it known how much she enjoyed being with all of you and how much she loved all of you. I consider it an honor to have had the opportunity to work with her and call her my friend.

  6. Ed Templeton on October 15, 2018 at 8:23 am

    It was a pleasure working with Linda, we had many talks about life. I enjoyed getting to know Linda. She will be missed at the Courthouse.

  7. Ronda M on October 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I worked with Linda at the courthouse, and she was always such a kind lady! She will be missed! I am so sorry for you’re loss!

    • Jennifer on October 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      I’m so sorry for your families loss. Linda will also be missed her work friends. My thoughts are with you on Saturday as I wish I could be there to celebrate her life with you.?

  8. CINDY SPARKS on October 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Prayers and sympathies to Linda’s family from her cousin in KS

  9. Jolene Hoskins on October 12, 2018 at 11:15 am

    It’s hard to come up with an intelligent thing to say to all surviving family members and all who had the privilege of knowing Linda. I do know she was deeply loved by all who knew her. She was an extraordinary gal who was kind, had an awesome sense of humor, was extremely brilliant in every way (her work, caring for her home and family, her cooking skills, etc.). She will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences!

Leave a Comment

Obituaries & Condolences

Loren Teri (Dropkin) Grace

Tammy Kay Pelzl

Peggy Carol (Agee) Engleman

Ernest John Walker Jr. (Grizzly)

Carole Marie (McCullough) Pyle

Ronald “Ronnie” Yates

Dr. J. David Beaulieu, M.S., D.C.

James F. Hurley

Erna Miller

Robert (Bob) Ramsay

Wilma Nickum

Stacey Kristine Stewart Henzlik