On October 31, 2023, Linda Gale Knisley, a loving and compassionate soul, took a gentle step from this world into eternity. Born on March 18, 1949, in Coffeyville, Kansas, Linda was a beacon of joy and generosity to all who knew her. Her spirited personality and unending kindness made her a cherished member of her community. Her home, where she spent her years as a homemaker, was always filled with laughter, love, and an open door for friends and family. Just as Maya Angelou stated, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel," Linda's unforgettable love and warmth will forever echo in the hearts of those she touched.\n\nLinda's life was a testament to her profound love for her family, friends, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. She was a woman whose generosity knew no bounds, and her heart was as vast as the Kansas skies under which she lived. She was a loving mother to her children, Ginger Waun and Shannon Knisley, a doting grandmother to her grandchildren, and a source of joy to her 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Even in her times of solitude, after the passing of her beloved husband, Gary Knisley, Linda's home remained a sanctuary of love and comfort to all who visited.\n\nSadly, Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Georgia Carriker; brothers, Phillip and Gregory Carriker; sister, Glenda Carriker; husband, Gary Knisley; sons, Brian Knisley; and grandsons, Michael Knisley and Dakota Lane. \n\nShe is survived by her daughter, Ginger (Jerry) Waun; son, Shannon (Teresa) Knisley; grandchildren, Brian (Chelsey) Knisley Jr., Tressa Johnson, Joshua (Tanner) Knisley, Tanner Pearsall, Savannah (Chase) Pearsall, Alex Knisley, Elaina Knisley, Garrett (Kate) Waun, Logan (Kelsey) Waun, and Ashlynn (Justin Boatright) Waun; and a host of 15 great-grandchildren, another due in May 2024 and 2 great-great-grandchildren.\n\nFollowing Linda's wishes cremation has taken place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.\n\nA Memorial Service celebrating Linda's life will be Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Chapel, 312 W. Broadway in South Coffeyville, OK with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating.\n\nAs we celebrate the life of Linda Knisley, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos that capture her generous spirit and loving nature at www.dwbfh.com. Visit her memorial page, as collectively our memories will weave a tapestry that truly commemorates the remarkable woman that was Linda. Her story is not just about her journey from birth to death, but about a woman who lived life to the fullest, and the legacy of love and friendship she leaves behind.