Obituaries detail

Lynda Lee Hart, Age: 72
Oct 15,1945---Jul 01,2018


Lynda Lee Hart, age 72, of Kansas City, MO, passed away at North Care Hospice House on July 1st, 2018 from metastasized colon cancer.  Born October 15, 1945 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to Charles and Betty Richards, she was the oldest of ten children.




Family and close friends were an important part of Lynda’s life. She loved the people she was close to and spent much of her life caring for and supporting them. At the same time, her life was one of both a maverick and an autodidact. She was an avid reader who devoured books! As a high school student she was a Mensa member. She was always learning and had a proclivity for vocabulary. One of her favorite pastimes was completing crossword puzzles.




Prior to retirement Lynda was passionate about her work as an online ESL teacher.  She quickly became enamored with the lives and stories of those she touched through her work. Every day brought new joy as she helped her learners master the English Language.




Lynda is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Cindy (James) Dedert of Kansas City, MO and Pepper (Kevin) Moore of Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Raven Moore, Ivy Moore, Samuel Dedert, and RJ Dedert.  Lynda adored her grandchildren. Spending time in deep conversation with each was indeed a highlight of her life. Surviving siblings are Bruce Richards, Cynthy Singletary, Mary Lou Collins, Charles Richards, Jeff Richards, and David Richards as well as numerous nieces and nephews.




Lynda was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Hart Jr., her son James Carl Hart III, her parents Charles and Betty Richards and brothers, Ronald, Greg, and Vernon.




Special thanks to Dr. Michael Shinn for his decades of care, Dr. Venkatadri Beeki and the staff at KC Hospice. A private ceremony will be held to honor Lynda’s life.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 West 47th Place, Suite 400, Westwood, KS 66205




Internment: White Chapel Cemetery, Gladstone, Missouri


Additional Service:
No Services Planned


Don Starcher Jul 02 ,2018

Nephew ,Pickerington ,Ohio

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless and peace and understanding. Love you Cindy and Pepper.

Susan Kiely Jul 02 ,2018

Friend of granddaughter ,Katy ,Texas

My sincere condolences. My favorite poem brought me comfort when my dad passed. I hope you find a glimmer of comfort in reading it. May God bless her and watch over you all. THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL Near a shady wall a rose once grew, Budded and blossomed in God's free light, Watered and fed by the morning dew, Shedding it's sweetness day and night. As it grew and blossomed fair and tall, Slowly rising to loftier height, It came to a crevice in the wall Through which there shone a beam of light. Onward it crept with added strength With never a thought of fear or pride, It followed the light through the crevice's length And unfolded itself on the other side. The light, the dew, the broadening view Were found the same as they were before, And it lost itself in beauties new, Breathing it's fragrance more and more. Shall claim of death cause us to grieve And make our courage faint and fall? Nay! Let us faith and hope receive-- The rose still grows beyond the wall, Scattering fragrance far and wide Just as it did in days of yore, Just as it did on the other side, Just as it will forever-more.

Aaron Richards Jul 02 ,2018

Nephew ,Richmond ,Virginia

Although, I hadn’t seen Aunt Lynda for probably close to 25 or 30 years. When I saw her at Aunt Cynthia house, prior to grandmas funeral, We were laughing and joking like I had seen her for the past 20 years. This goes to show how full of life she was and her care free attitude. I would be willing to bet that she lived life to the fullest. I know all the peoples who she had interacted with will miss her. Especially kids and grand kids. It sadness me that I didn’t get to know her better. Yet, I am thankful that I was able to see her and get to know a little about Lynda through that one interaction. She will be sorely missed by all her family and loved ones.

Anne Clare Jul 03 ,2018

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Dear Cindy, I am so sorry about your mother, but reading about her & the other condolences I feel that I knew her a little better, and that we should remember that the rose grows beyond the wall! Love, Anne

HOWARD MILLER Jul 04 ,2018

Friend nd neighbor ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri


LeAnn Edwards Jul 04 ,2018

My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this lovely woman.

Omer Awan Jul 12 ,2018

Colleague ,SugarLand ,Texas

Pepper I am very sorry for you loss. It’s very hard to loose some one you love specially if it’s parents or close blood relations but everyone have a to leave one day and that’s the truth of life. I am sure she is in a way better place now away from all the pain and suffering. May God bless your mother’s soul and give you patients and courage to bear with this big loss. We all love you and can’t wait to have to back.