L inda Louise (Hartter) McGuire, 67, of Sabetha, Kansas was welcomed in to Jesus’ arms on Sunday, February 16, 2020 surrounded by family.
Linda was born on October 17, 1952 to Harold and Loretta (Schmitt) Hartter in Sabetha, KS. She graduated from Sabetha High School in 1970 and went on to attend the University of Hair Design in Topeka. She then returned to Sabetha and worked at Char Mae for Alta Mae Hopp and Charlotte Hartter until purchasing the business in 1974. Linda owned the business until 2019 when she sold it to Jessica Lay.
Linda married Ronald Priest on May 28, 1972, until he passed away on April 13, 1981.
Linda married Scott McGuire on November 25, 2006 or the Saturday after Thanksgiving (according to Scott) at The Delaware Baptist Church in Fairview and rode away in a huge motorcycle procession.
Linda attended the Delaware Baptist Church where she was a life-long member. When Linda wasn’t attending Sabetha or K-State sporting events, you would find her in her kitchen baking Christmas candies, cookies, pie bars, or throwing anything into a random dish and still making it taste good. She loved tending to her garden, riding on the back of Scott’s Harley’s on cross country trips, and girl nights with her good friends. Most July’s, November’s, and December’s were spent watching every Hallmark movie on repeat. Linda served on many different boards in the Sabetha community and was always willing to extend a helping hand.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, Harold Hartter; her late husband, Ronald Priest; and her brother-in-law’s, Doug McGuire and Roger Brockhoff.
Linda is survived by her husband, Scott McGuire of the home; her daughters, Brooke (Jason) Osterhaus of Topeka, Alissa Steinlage of Wamego, and Kirsten Steinlage of Sabetha; her three grandchildren, Aynslee, Liam, and Elijah Osterhaus all of Topeka; her mother, Loretta Hartter of Sabetha, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rudy and Linda Lehman, her father-in-law, Jim McGuire; her sisters, Denise (Randy) Hall, Sue Brockhoff, and Lori Hoppe all of Sabetha; her brother, Dennis (Jackie) Hartter of Hiawatha; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Amy (Matt) Lowdermilk of Fairview; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at The Main Event in Sabetha, KS from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Linda’s family welcomes all friends to join in their celebration to share stories and memories of the life Linda lived. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Bluejay (Linda McGuire) Memorial Scholarship Fund, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.