Linda Lee Sexton


Longtime Overland Park resident, Linda Lee Sexton, passed away February 17, 2015 at the age of 73.  She was born in Portland, Oregon in 1941.  One morning, an unexploded, military mine washed up on the beach near her home and her mother decided they should move back to Kansas.  Linda grew up in the Mission, Kansas area and later moved to Overland Park. 

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Frank Mason Long, and her mother, Vera Elizabeth Long-Brewer.  She is survived by her four children; Kimberly Butterfield of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shawn Sexton and Michelle Lybarger of Overland Park, Kansas, and Laura Heath of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren; Jeremy, Tyler, Frankie, Patrick, Matthew, Mark, Spenser, Gracie, and, one great-grandchild, Ryker Don.  While these are her direct family members, Linda was mother and friend to many people and animals alike. 

In her youth, Linda graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School.  She danced ballet and attended the Kansas University Art Institute.  She taught art classes and was a member of the Silver Arts Guild.  She participated in many art fairs and was a 20-year participant of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. 

She will be dearly missed by family and friends alike.  There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at The Elks Lodge #2395, 10201 W. 85th Street, Overland Park, KS, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Great Plains SPCA or the American Heart Association.


  1. Kelli Kline on February 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Linda, Your family hosted a wonderful celebration in your honor. I was not surprised to see many familiar and friendly faces all painfully aware of why we were together. Everyone tried to keep the mood up by reminiscing of past times. It was very clear you touched so many lives and will remain in so many hearts. Rest in peace

  2. Barbara and Glen Shepard on February 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Linda was a creative, talented woman who was well loved by family and friends. She will not be forgotten.

  3. mugger (Michelle) Sexton- Lybarger on February 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    My mom was a remarkable talented fun loving woman she would not want us to be sad but to live life to the fullest as she had.She will be missed by so many.

  4. Chris Englehart.. on February 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I’m Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.. May GOD and The ANGELS watch over Her as she makes Her Journey Home to be with Our Lord Jesus.. You and Your Family are in my Thoughts and Prayers…

  5. Shelly Cordill on February 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    She will be dearly missed. A wonderful description of a beautiful lady. Shawn, Mugger and Laura, my heart goes out to you all. I’ll always think of her being at the Renaissance.
    I’m here for y’all.

  6. Rebecca Asner on February 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Linda was a wonderful woman, with a glowing spirit, that will shine on long past her time in this world. I am a better person for knowing her. I will miss her dearly.

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