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Linda Kay Lamp

December 15, 1944 — July 12, 2023

Linda Kay Lamp


Our very dear Linda Kay Lamp, 78, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, entered Heaven and was embraced by her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 12, 2023. Linda is survived by her husband, Ross Lamp; daughters, Jennifer (Doug) Neef and Wendy (Rich) Johnson; grandchildren: Allison, Heidi, Holly, & Lucy Neef; Isabelle, Aidan, Evelynn, & Andrew Johnson; Beloved big-grandkids: David, Laura, & Jonathan Neef, & Katie (Neef) Barber and their spouses, and 6 great-grandchildren. Honorary daughter & son-in-law, Rabi & Ransome Egunjobi and honorary grandchildren, Jochebed, Jeremiah & Jesse.


She was born December 15, 1944 to Jerry & Wilta Snodgrass in Missouri and later moved to Wichita and attended high school at Goddard, Kansas where she met her sweetheart, Ross. They began their nearly 59 years of marriage on August 15, 1964 while they attended K-State. There she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. 


As a young person, she realized her desperate need for a Savior and made the most important decision of her life to trust Jesus Christ fully for her salvation and eternity. She grew in her relationship with Christ throughout her life, reading and applying the truth of the Bible, understanding more fully Jesus’ work on the cross and His love for her. This filled her with so much joy and gave her purpose in life.


Out of love and gratefulness to the Lord, she tirelessly invested in people’s lives. Many times this was through her church’s ministries, first at Westlink Christian Church and later Central Christian Church. She loved teaching Children’s Church and Women’s Bible studies. She was also very involved at Christian Challenge School, in the homeschool community, and with her neighborhood. 


Linda’s heart was always open and hospitable to anyone the Lord brought her way. She regularly hosted friends, missionaries, and neighbors for meals. No one left her home without being loved and cared for; the guest room was often filled with young women that needed a place to stay.


She was an amazing wife to Ross, encouraging and supporting him in the many areas of work and ministry God gave him. They hosted many Bible studies and met with couples to give marriage counseling and insight from God’s word. She loved spending time encouraging women in their walk with the Lord, how to be a godly woman, wife and mother. She also had a deep concern for the persecuted church and for those devastated by human trafficking. She worked with ministries trying to make a difference in these areas.


God gave Linda many talents that she used in creative and amazing ways…always seeking to glorify the Lord. She and Ross started a home business, SugarPlum Toys, that featured handmade doll houses and handcrafted miniature clay houses. She loved studying the incredible imagery and symbolism in the Bible and was was thrilled to design the stained glass window for Central Christian Church and lead the Banner Ministry.


Later she began her wonderful tea room, the Riverside Cup of Tea. This place blessed those enjoying the hospitality of a meal or afternoon tea and also ministered to the staff that served there. Lifelong friendships were made and lasting encouragement was imparted through her sharing of Jesus’ love. 


After the tea room years, she was thrilled to transition her ministry to her grandchildren. She faithfully spent time with each of them, building special relationships through intentional activities and much treasured “cousin sleepovers” complete with detailed treasure hunts and the like for the “Neef Johnson Gang.”  Most importantly she prayed faithfully for them and shared her love of Jesus and His Word with each of them during the many hours that she spent with them.


When her lung disease limited her activities, her fervency and urgency in sharing Jesus’s love to those that God brought into her life only seemed to increase.  Even when she could not move around much, she spent her time praying for people in need and those that needed Christ. We thank the Lord for her life that was dedicated to serving Him and rejoice as we savor the impact she had on so many. She was definitely “about her Father’s business!”  We are thankful that she is now at peace in the presence of her Savior.  She will be greatly missed, but in all of this she would want for God to be glorified and lifted up, not herself. She was a loved daughter of the KING and a joyful worker for His Kingdom! To God be the Glory!



In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with:


His Helping Hands

1441 E. 37th St. N.

Wichita, KS 67219


The Voice of the Martyrs

1815 SE Bison Rd.

Bartlesville, OK 74006





To watch the Celebration of Life livestream, please visit the following link:


Lamp, Linda Flower Photos.pdf

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Central Christian Church

2900 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226


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