Linda L. Rather, 67, of Chanute, KS, died Sunday, August 15, 2021, following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Wickham Funeral Home, 500 N. Forrest Ave, Chanute. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 18th at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 219 S. 10th Street, Independence, KS, at 10:00 AM, with visitation preceding the service, from 9:00 AM. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence.  Memorials have been suggested for Zion Lutheran  Church and School and may be left at the funeral home or the church.