January 23, 1943 – December 12, 2023
Mary Linda Lee Nimmo Kasher, age 80, passed away peacefully on December 12 surrounded by family.
Linda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim Kasher, and their children: Beth (Rick) Jenkins, Tracy (Mike) Koeppen, Mindy (Noam) Ragins, Steve Kasher, Jamie (Stephen) Tetro, Tim (Gwynedd) Kasher, as well as their 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren who affectionately called her ‘Honey.’
In addition to her husband and children, Linda is survived by her sisters Sue Yates, Sally (Carol) Nimmo and Nancy (Mark) Vanicek, and she was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Jane Nimmo.
Linda was born and raised in Omaha, NE. The second of four children, Linda attended Holy Cross School and then Cathedral High School, where she graduated first in her class and received the World-Herald scholarship. She then attended Creighton University where she was a Blue Jay cheerleader. It was at Creighton that she met Jim, the love of her life.
After getting married and raising their six children, Linda went back to the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she graduated summa cum laude in Economics. She went on to become one of the first female stockbrokers licensed in the state of Nebraska. Always an independent spirit, she later pivoted to more entrepreneurial endeavors, opening two retail stores—Village Toymaker and USA Baby furniture.
Although she found success in her business pursuits, her true source of joy and pride was her family. Upon retirement, she spent her winters in Florida and summers in Omaha, spending as much time with her children and grandchildren as possible—and always with Jim.
Linda had an infectious smile and laugh. She had an uncanny ability to win over anyone she encountered with her kindness and interest in others. A fearless fighter, she accepted her ovarian cancer diagnosis with grace, staving off the disease for 12 years.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, sisters, and countless friends and family.
The family will receive friends and family Tuesday, December 19 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church 1920 N. 102nd St. for a visitation at 9am and a funeral mass to follow at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people make donations to the CUES Fund or the Kansas City Hospice House (12000 Wornall Road).