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Dr. Herbert B. “Bart” Lindsley

Herbert Benzinger Lindsley, MD, passed on July 18th 2022 after falling outside the home that he shared with his wife of 56 years, Carol. He was 82 years old. Born in Wichita to Herbert P and Barbara B, he was the oldest of five children. Bart, as his friends knew him, showed responsibility and discipline at an early age. He was the first on his block to have a paper route, he was active in the local church, and joined the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. His strong academic performance paved the way for him to attend Amherst College in Massachusetts and then medical school at the University of Kansas, where he met Carol. He then moved to Seattle with Carol for his medical residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Rheumatology. He joined the U.S Army Medical Corp once he finished his residency, working in research at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He ended his service honorably with the rank of Major and moved to Kansas City where he raised his family. Both he and Carol worked at the University of Kansas Medical center for their entire careers. Once there, he rose through the ranks, reaching Professor of Internal Medicine in 1991. The American College of Rheumatology honored him with the ACR Master Award in 2005 for his contributions throughout his career. He established the Rheumatology Clinical Trials Unit and became known as a pioneer in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the field of rheumatology.


 He enjoyed the work he did, balancing interests in patient care, teaching, and medical research. This, and a general belief in a life of service, saw him working as a physician until finally retiring at the age of 79. Outside of work, he enjoyed a strong interest in travel, visiting over 100 countries during his lifetime, as well as an interest in photography. However, his first commitment was to his role as healer and educator, a role that he enjoyed, even though he often worked long into the night because of the responsibility he felt. Among his peers and students, he is widely regarded as an exceptional teacher and educator.


To a person, everyone knew him as ethical and forthright. His honesty, calm, and sincerity showed in every interaction. He believed strongly that everyone deserved respect no matter their past or personal journey, and did not disparage others, nor did he allow it in is presence. He taught his sons the value of education and personal growth. He will be missed by both a thankful medical community and a loving family. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a brother and his wife: Tom and Judy; a sister and her husband: Kitchel and Steve Woods; two sons: Erik and Greg, and one granddaughter: Marilyn.


A memorial service will be held at the Village Presbyterian Church on August 5, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the church in his name

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Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village
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Date of Service:
Aug 05 ,2022
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1:00 pm
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Jon Dale Jul 29 ,2022

Patient ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I was was a patient for over 20 years, in many ways a friend. I am truly sorry to here of his death. My condolences to your family.