Linda Bohrer, age 69, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at her home.
She was born on September 25, 1953, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of John Robert and Rita Mae (Willmering) Hesser. She was married on January 24, 1976 in St. Louis to David Allen Bohrer who preceded her in passing on July 5, 2022.
Linda graduated from Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri Columbia.
Linda had a talent for baking and her passion led her to start a dessert catering business, “Just Desserts” which she owned and operated for many years in order to stay home with her young sons. She then worked for the State of Missouri in the Department of insurance, achieving a director’s position at the head of the department. After leaving the insurance department she was tasked with leading the State of Missouri’s efforts in the 2000 census before retiring to her family farm.
Linda was a social butterfly with a talent for making lifelong friends starting in high school and throughout her life. She was a member of a Bunko group for many years, a water aerobics group in which she made many lasting friends and was involved in many of her son’s activities such as PTA and Boy scouts including serving as a pack leader for their Cub Scouts Troop.
Though she was an excellent cook and baker, Linda’s creative talents stretched beyond the kitchen. She was gifted in crafting, quilting, decorating, and cross stitching. Linda enjoyed gardening and alongside her husband, they cultivated and maintained a beautiful lawn and sprawling farm. Linda had an eye for antiques and loved going antiquing to find rare treasures. Her party planning skills were unmatched with Christmas, Independence Day, and many other special occasions always memorably celebrated with Linda as host.
Linda cherished her family and friends and loved spending time with them. As a family they spent 16 years of weekends at their lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks and when her sons left home to start their own lives, she often traveled to Kansas City and Oregon to visit. Linda had a way of making people feel special. Her thoughtful nature was clearly displayed in the way she always remembered the small things. She will be remembered for her silly sense of humor, kind and considerate spirit and the compassion with which she lived.
Survivors include: her two sons, Daniel Bohrer (Sara Andersen) of Kansas City, Mo. and Bradley Bohrer (Biff) of Holts Summit, Mo.; her siblings, John Hesser (Paula), Christine Brown (Gary), Mark Hesser, and Matt Hesser (Julie); two grandchildren, Arlo Andersen Bohrer and Julien Andersen Bohrer; and her mother-in-law, Patricia Bohrer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, David Bohrer; her parents, Jack and Rita Hesser; and her father-in-law, Thomas Bohrer.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Freeman Mortuary.
A memorial service with a time of sharing will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Multiple Systems Atrophy Coalition, 7918 Jones Branch Drive #300, McLean, VA 22102.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.