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Alumni Obituary – Linda Marlene Chaney

Linda (Striker) ChaneyMcPherson, Kansas – Linda Marlene (Striker) Chaney (CC ’69), 72, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly at 8:51 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home.

Linda was born in St. Edward, Nebraska, on June 21, 1949, a daughter of Nina Olga (Navarre) and Robert Leroy Striker, Sr.

Linda attended the Hastings grade school, Hastings, Nebraska, and graduated from Ewing High School, Ewing, Nebraska in 1967.  She then attended Central Christian College of Kansas, McPherson, Kansas where she received her associate’s degree.

At the age of 12 Linda and her little sister, Donna age 7, became part of the Walter and Alice Miller family.

She was a member of First Christian Church McPherson, Kansas.

Linda Marlene Striker was united in marriage to Michael Ray Chaney on June 3, 1972, at the Free Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas.  The young couple established their first home together in McPherson.  This union was blessed with the birth of two children, one son and one daughter, James, and Carla.

Linda worked for Farmers Alliance as a secretary for 4 years.  Linda was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner.  After the kids were in school, she started working for U.S.D. 418 Food Service and she retired in 2012.

Linda volunteered at Save-N-Share.  Linda enjoyed her home and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of over 49 years, Michael Chaney, of McPherson, Kansas; her children, James Chaney and wife Ramona, of Wichita, Kansas and Carla Unruh and husband Phil, of McPherson, Kansas; her siblings, Donna Arehart and husband Tom, of Orchard, Nebraska, Ann Davis and husband Gary, of San Bernardino, California, Robert Striker, and wife Ruby, of College Station, Texas, Dan Miller, and wife Jan, of Springfield, Nebraska, and Ruth Hawk and husband Mark, of Elk Horn Nebraska; her favorite grandson, Danial Chaney; other relatives and a host of friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her foster parents; and four brothers Edward Striker, Donald Striker, Michael Striker, and Charles Striker.

Visitation took place on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

Graveside service was held at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021,  with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Save-N-Share in memory of Linda and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid; McPherson, Kansas 67460.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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