Nov 20,1941---Jun 17,2022

Erlinda A. Gabales, age 80, passed away suddenly on June 17, 2022. Erlinda, or “Lynda,” as she was known to family and friends, was born in Aroroy Masbate, Philippines on November 20, 1941. She was the eldest daughter of seven siblings to Leon and Alice (Ramones) Aguilar. The family made their home in Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines where Lynda attended elementary, junior high, and high school.  Lynda attended Southwestern University in Cebu, Philippines and graduated in 1965 with a BSN in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for 35 yrs., most of those years being in labor and delivery, the NICU, and mother/baby. It was at Southwestern University that she met a young resident named Magno “Mags” Gabales. They were married on June 7, 1970 and were together for 52 years. They welcomed their first child, Aireen Aguilar (Beins) on March 5, 1971 and in 1973, they came to the United States and resided in Detroit, MI. On August 18, 1974, they welcomed their second child, Annabel Lee (Lhuillier). In 1984, the family moved to Osawatomie, KS where both Lynda and Mags worked at the state hospital. Lynda worked as a psych nurse for 5 yrs., until they moved to Wingdale, NY in 1989. Lynda and Mags moved around from Connecticut, to Iowa, to Alabama, and finally back to Kansas. Wherever she was, she will be missed for her kindness, her positivity, how she loved to have fun, dancing with Mags, her parties, and her cooking…...definitely her cooking! Lynda is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and a sister. She is survived by her loving husband, Magno, her daughters Aireen and husband Nathan, and Annabel and husband Jason. Lynda also had three grandchildren whom she loved and was so very proud of - Drake Tyler Wenciker, Cierra Lynn Wenciker, and Stella KayLynn Beins. They will miss their Grandma Gabales very much.  

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, at 10:30 am at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 93rd St, Overland Park, KS 66212. We will also be doing a Rosary prior to that starting at 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and the American Heart Association.



Condolences

Daniel Billingsley Jun 21 ,2022

Friend ,Tulsa ,Oklahoma

Erlinda was known more to us as Tita Lynda. A beautiful mother, an amazing cook and lovely person. Her laugh was infectious. Rest with the angels.

Roman and Andie Enriquez Jun 21 ,2022

Friends ,Leawood ,Kansas

Dear Magno , Aireen, Annabel and family, We are sad to hear that Lynda passed. She will be remembered as a caring wife, mother,grandmother and dear friend. We know her strong faith, resilience and commitment to family through the years. She will be missed and you will be in our prayers . God Bless You. Roman and Andie Enriquez

Theresa S.Gabales Jun 21 ,2022

Niece ,Moalboal,Cebu

Rest in peace Auntie Linda🥲🙏Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her🙏🙏❤️Condolence Uncle Mag,Aireen,Annabel🥲

Casey Wilcox Jun 22 ,2022

Friend ,Paola ,Kansas

I was in middle school (1984 or so) when I met Erlinda, as she was the mother of one of best friends - Aireen. Erlinda was very welcoming and warm to me. She was an amazing mother and wife - very much always there for her family. She will be very dearly remembered and missed. My thoughts and sympathy to Erlinda’s loved ones. Fly high 😘

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Address:
8311 West 93rd Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Jun 23 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Address:
8311 West 93rd Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Jun 23 ,2022
Time:
10:30 AM
Google Map: