Linda “Kay” Egbert, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at her residence in Columbia.

A Celebration of Life will be occurring on Friday, Sept. 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Parker Millard Funeral Service & Crematory located at 12 East Ash Street.

She was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 1941, the daughter of Harry Jack Holt and Eva Bernice (Osborn) Holt.

On April 29, 1989, in Columbia, she was united in marriage to Chris Egbert, who survives at their home.

Kay was a 1959 graduate of Joplin High School in Joplin. After graduation, Kay became a Certified Court Reporter and was employed as such until her retirement in 2001. She was a member of The King’s Daughters & Sons, the Columbia Garden Club and the Certified Court Reporters Association.

In her spare time, Kay enjoyed scrapbooking and cake decorating. Other pastimes that Kay loved were playing cards and Mahjong with friends.

Kay is survived by her husband of 28 years, Chris; her daughters, Kari Walker-Spence of Georgia and Coco Chanel (Shih-Tzu) of Columbia; step-daughter, Michele Egbert-Nichols of Columbia; step-son, Jesse Egbert of Ashland; her daughter-in-law, Michelle Walker of Georgia; her brother, Frankie Martorana of Kansas; her step-sister, Peggy Holt of California; and 8 grandchildren.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Doug Walker of Georgia; and her brother, Larry Holt of Joplin.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to King’s Daughters Home 620 W. Boulevard Street, Mexico, MO 65265.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory.

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