Linda Bauman, 72, of Falls City, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born May 16, 1942 at Roy, WA, to the late James and Harriet (Rader) Thomas.

On Nov. 28, 1959 she married Dennis Bauman at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo.

Linda moved to Falls City at the age of three and attended Arago Country School and graduated from Shubert High School in 1959. The couple established their home in Kansas City for the first four years of their marriage while Dennis was a carpenter with his brother, Vincent. They moved back to Falls City in 1964 to live on a farm. Linda stayed at home to raise he children until she started her house-cleaning business in 1980.

Her greatest enjoyment were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to garden, sew and quilt, but she was best known for all of her cooking. Never did anyone enter kitchen that she didn’t want to feed them. She was especially famous for her cinnamon rolls. It was often stated, “Nobody leaves Linda’s kitchen hungry.”

Linda was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Arago.

She’s survived by her husband, Dennis, of 55 years; sons, Dennis, Jr. (Stephanie), Mark (Jenny) and Jim (special friend, Cindy Campbell), all of Falls City; daughters, Terri (Carl) Messner and Angie Bauman (special friend, Kevin Sopoci), all of Falls City; sister, Dorothy (Don) Sailors, of Falls City; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, with one expected in June.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward David and Sam Thomas; and a granddaughter, Jessica Cook.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Fr. David Oldham as the presiding priest. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the rosary, which will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.

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