Lynda joined KV #5 Mt Healthy in 1973, then moved to Blue Ash #28 before joining KV 29 in 1993.
Lynda had a great sense of humor and a “can do spirit” that propelled her to accomplish great things. Her younger son was born with Spina Bifida and she had diabetes which led to her eventual blindness, but none of that stopped her from doing what she loved to do – helping others and bringing beauty to the world – a common trait of Kindervelt members.
She was a business woman who owned and ran a flower shop called Blossom in Blue Ash in the 1980s & 1990s. She believed in helping others and so volunteered and eventually was elected to the boards of several charities – People Working Cooperatively, AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, New Thought Unity Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Film Commission.
As a result of her steadfast commitment to these charities and Kindervelt – Lynda was the 2012 Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year. ( Note that Sharry Addison and Ann Bullock, both KV City Presidents were also winners of the Enquirer Woman of the Year.)
Lynda lived a life full of fun and dedication that never stopped when she lost most of her vision in 2000. She was a loving, caring person who will be missed by her legions of friends and the organizations she generously supported.
This 2008 photo taken at a KV 29 Tea Party has the following people:
Seated: Debbie Bohem and Lynda Thomas
Standing: Sonja Payne, Barb Steinmetz, and Gigi Casky