Linda McGinty Obituary, Death – 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 the illness for a considerable number of years at that point (COPD). Linda Bates continued her education 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. Linda tied the knot with her high school sweetheart, Donald McGinty, in the year 1981, and the couple has been living a contented married life ever since then. 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 time, and Linda was a very active member of the congregation during that time. In addition to being a contributor to a wide range of distinct charitable organizations, Linda was an active member of this parish for a significant amount of time. Being a grandmother brought Linda a great deal of joy, as did other activities, such as reading and watching basketball and football games, particularly those involving the Kansas City Chiefs and the Wichita State Shockers.
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 passed away before Linda did. Her husband, Jonathan McGinty, also died before Linda did. She is survived by her husband, Donald McGinty; daughter, Melissa Brown (and her husband Justin); grandchildren Hattie and Silas; sister Barbara Watkins; brother Bill Bates (and his wife Virginia); and a large number of nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Everyone who knew and loved her will grieve her passing in their own unique ways.