Linda Hummel, 67, Overbrook: May 28, 1955 – Jan. 3, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Linda Hummel, 67, Overbrook: May 28, 1955 – Jan. 3, 2023

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Linda Y. Hummel, Overbrook, Kan., died on Jan. 3, 2023, at her home. She was 67 and died from ALS. She was born May 28, 1955, in Phillipsburg, Kan., the daughter of Bill Taylor and Delores (Wheeler) Taylor.

Linda graduated from Jewell High School with the class of 1973.

In her early years she was in local country bands around Jewell. She and her siblings formed “The Ranchhands.” She also sang in the gospel choir “The Challengers.” She later sang in the Band “Sweet Water.” Linda was also involved with horses her entire life and enjoyed the rodeo.

She attended Colby Community College and later the University of South Dakota, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She also attended Emporia State University for her master’s degree and obtained her teaching certificate.

Linda worked for the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Meat Poultry and Egg Inspection Department, in Dodge City, Kan., for 17 years. She finished her working career as a college instructor at Washburn Technical College, Topeka, Kan.

Her hobbies included crocheting, reading, music, but most loved by Linda was riding and working with her horses.  She was a member of the Lyndon Saddle Club and worked with youth as a 4-H leader while in Dodge City.

On May 24, 1986, Linda was united in marriage to Richard Hummel. Richard survives of the home.

She is also survived by a daughter, Jyma (Sylvester Miller)Culbertson; son, Hayes Culbertson; step-children, Shane (Carla) Hummel and Mindi Hummel; three granddaughters; one grandson; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Von (Cindy) Taylor, Steve (Carol) Taylor, Cheryl (Fred) Anderson; mother-in-law, Wilma Hummel; sister-in-law, Veronica (Bill) Porter; brother-in-law, Alan Hummel; and many nieces and nephews on both sides. She also leaves behind her best friend, Janda VanLoren; and her dogs, cats, and her beloved horse, Acie.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Delores Taylor; all grandparents; father-in-law, Arnold Hummel; sister-in-law, Pam Hummel; nephew, Ben Hummel; and numerous family members on both sides.

She will be missed by many; however, Heaven gained a talented singer.

Her wish was to be cremated. A celebration of her life will be 11 a.m., Jan. 14, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church. Cremains will be interred at Westfield Township Cemetery, Westfield, Iowa, at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Overbrook United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, Kansas  66524. Condolences can be left at

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