WOOSTER – Linda Sue Rowland (Farmer) Straub, 68, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster after a period
of declining health. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Linda was
born in Freeport, OH to Preston (Pete) and Florence Rowland, spending
her time in a small town during simpler times.
Linda married James (Jim) Straub on
April 25, 2009 after a long friendship of love beginning in 1981. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harold (Virginia) Rowland, Larry Rowland,
Son-in-law Dan Wessels, Nephew Timothy Rowland, and other cousins,
aunts, uncles, and family members she loved dearly. Surviving are her children: Renee (Cotton) Bigham and Lori Farmer; grandchildren:
Jessica Gregg, Samantha Wilson, Karissa Rogers, and Kassandra (Seth) Trimble; stepchildren: Judy Wessels, Denny (Lonnis) Straub, Jan (Pete) Goebel; stepgrandchildren: Jessica (Will) Hazzard, Keegan
(Lauren) Rogers, Taylor Bigham, Aleisha Womac, Nichole Straub,
Cody Straub, Jamie Wessels, Kate Wessels; great-grandchildren:
Baylor Gregg and Marlee Gregg; step great- grandchildren: Matthew Rogers, Brantley Rogers, Jayce Bigham, Harper Hazzard, and
Peyton Rogers; sister in law: Amy (Larry-deceased) Rowland; many
cousins, nieces, and nephews who shared in her life.
Linda considered step- and ex- family members her family forever. Her
family is so blessed by the love, direction, and strength she has given throughout their lives. They are so thankful her final
days she was able to be surrounded by and cared for by family and friends from the community she volunteered for.
from The College of Wooster with over 27 years of service. She was a member of Wooster United Methodist Church, where she
enjoyed learning and being a part of thefellowship. Linda enjoyed
her travels with her husband, along with car clubs-including Friends of Corvair and Buckeye Ramblin' Rods; and alumni events
throughout the years.
She also had a passion for flower gardening,
her animal friends, music, volunteering her time with Hospice and Jim's Wooster High School Class events. Everyone would agree
she was an amazing womanwho was loved by all. Private viewing and services for the family will be at the funeral home with
The Reverend Charlie Tobias officiating.
Friends may join
the family for a celebration of life gathering that will be on a drop in basis at the Straub residence on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 2-6:00 p.m.