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Linda K. Schomaker

June 14, 1949 — February 26, 2023

Linda Schomaker, age 73, of Frankfort, Kansas, passed away on February 26, 2023.

Linda Kathleen (Caler) Schomaker was born June 14, 1949, in Iola, Kansas, to the late Wayne D. & Bertha E. (Monroe) Caler. Linda attended schools in Iola and Colorado, graduating from Iola High School in 1967. She attended The Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State University), graduating in 1971 with a bachelor's in education.

Linda married Louis (Jerry) Schomaker of Yates Center, Kansas, and three children were born of that union.

Linda and Jerry moved to Frankfort, Kansas in 1975, where she educated more than 300 students over her 43 years of teaching for the school district. Her professional longevity has touched the lives of countless families and will have an impact for years to come. Linda also taught English Composition I & II, as well as Speech, for Highland Community College. Linda was active in the school system, serving as junior class sponsor and taking gate at multiple sporting events for many years, continuing to do so even after her retirement from teaching in 2018. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Society for Key Women Educators, since 1993, serving as secretary in her local chapter. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary in LaHarpe, Kansas, and served as Treasurer for her local Auxiliary chapter in her last post. She was also a life member of the LaHarpe VFW Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Heritage "Hotties".

Linda enjoyed traveling (she went to Paris and Alaska after retirement), shopping, spending time with her friends, watching her soap operas, dancing, and reminiscing about her teaching days. She especially enjoyed watching her Kansas City Chiefs and was excited about the two recent Super Bowl wins, talking to the TV in a stern manner when she didn't agree with the call.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Laura, and parents, as well as a step-grandson, Nathan.

She leaves behind two sons, Scott (April) of El Paso, Texas, and Douglas (April) of Marysville, Kansas, a stepdaughter, Shelli (Jim) and a stepson, Sean (Vivian) both of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also survived by her brother, Roy Caler of LaHarpe, Kansas, and her sister, Janice Caler of Valrico, Florida, as well as a brother-in-law from her union with Jerry, Ron Schomaker, of Wichita, Kansas.

Linda also leaves behind two grandchildren, Alyssa and Brayden Schomaker, a great-grandson Carter Jackson of Manhattan, Kansas, along with numerous step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren: Bodi, Casey, and Kenny Ray Caes; Harle, Jennah, Szak and Trinity Cook; Rey and Leauie Rivas; Alexis Williams; Sydney Nixon; and her step great-grandson, Marlon Amir Lawrence and step great-granddaughter, Amina Lynn Williams; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives for whom she cared deeply.

Linda was like a mother/grandmother to many others; always remembering to get their birthday, Halloween, and Christmas cards out every year. She loved "Everything" Disney and her favorite time of year was Christmas, when she decorated everything and spoiled everyone around her.

Linda's family will greet friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service The Venue, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Iola. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Piqua, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Laura A. Schomaker Memorial Scholarship in care of the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Thursday, March 9, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

The Venue - Feuerborn Family Funeral Service

, Iola, KS 66749

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 10, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Iola

1883 U.S. 54, Iola, KS 66749

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