Linda Platz

Linda Christine (Elam) Platz, 54, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Winfield, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in San Antonio.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Tisdale United Methodist Church east of Winfield. Private inurnment will take place at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.

A memorial has been established in Linda’s name for Tisdale United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service.

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Born May 5, 1964, in Winfield, Linda was a daughter of Abe and Alice Elam. She was raised and educated in Winfield, attending Country View Elementary School and graduating from Winfield High School. She then attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Linda married Russell Platz on Oct. 3, 1987. Being a military family, they moved several times, living in Las Vegas, Whiteman Air Force Base, Germany and San Antonio.

Linda enjoyed attending NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway and using her extensive collection of aromatherapy oils.  She especially loved spending time with her family, friends and dog, Winston.

Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Chester and Leona Elam, and Eugene and Jennie Newton; brother-in-law, Mark Miller; and great-niece, Harper Sloan.

Her family includes her husband, Russell Platz, of San Antonio, Texas; her daughters, Katelyn Platz and Allyson Platz, both of San Antonio, Texas; her father, Abe Elam, of Winfield; her mother, Alice Elam, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sister, Kathy Burns and husband, Doug, of Burden; her brother, Michael Elam, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her niece, Jessica Sloan and husband, Shane, of Winfield; and nephew, Jacob Mille, of Winfield.