Linda McGinty Obituary – Theresa “Linda” McGinty. Theresa McGinty. Theresa From the 6th of May in 1952 all the way through the 14th of December in 2022, the span of time covered by this event is 1952–2022. Wichita, Kansas – Linda Sue (Bates) McGinty, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was 70 years old, lost her battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Her fight against the condition had been a long and arduous one. She had been fighting against the disease for a significant number of years at that point (COPD). Linda Bates pursued her study at Wichita State University after completing her high school studies at Wichita Heights High School in 1970.
It was there that she became a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. During her tenure at that institution, she was elected to the position of president of the affiliated university chapter. Her mother and father were both named Bates and their names were Dolores and Alvie Bates. In 1981, Linda wed Donald McGinty, the person she had a crush on when she was still in high school. Donald had been Linda’s high school football coach. Donald was the first person to marry Linda. They have been blessed with three young children, all of whom they raise together as a happily married couple. She had been a part of the St. Thomas Aquinas parish for a very long period, and Linda was a highly active member of the congregation during that time.
In addition to being a member of the church and a contributor to a number of different philanthropic causes, Linda was an active member of the community. Reading, watching Shocker basketball games, and going to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play football were all activities that offered Linda a great deal of pleasure, but becoming a grandma brought her the most happiness of all.
Her mother Dolores Bates and her father Alvie Bates, as well as her son Jonathan McGinty and her daughter Laura McGinty, as well as her brothers Jerry, John, and Robert Bates, all went away before Linda did.
She is survived by her husband, Donald McGinty; daughter, Melissa Brown (and her husband Justin); granddaughters Hattie and Silas; sister Barbara Watkins; brother Bill Bates (and his wife Virginia); and a large number of nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition, she leaves behind a large number of friends and family members. In addition, she will be missed by a sizable number of people in her circle of friends and relatives. A memorial service will be held at some point in the future, but only immediate family members will be invited to attend. Wichita Children’s Home (www.wch.org/donate) and Rainbows United (rainbowsunited.org/donate) are both worthy recipients of memorial contributions in honor of Linda McGinty. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider making a memorial contribution to one of the following charities in Linda McGinty’s honor.