Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


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 asmall town during simpler times. Linda married James (Jim) Straub on April 25, 2009 after along 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, andother cousins, aunts, uncles, and family members she loved dearly.
Surviving are her children: Renee (Cotton) Bigham and Lori Farmer; grandchildren: JessicaGregg, Samantha Wilson, Karissa Rogers, and Kassandra (Seth) Trimble; stepchildren: JudyWessels, Denny (Lonnis) Straub, Jan (Pete) Goebel; stepgrandchildren: Jessica (Will) Hazzard,Keegan (Lauren) Rogers, Taylor Bigham, Aleisha Womac, Nichole Straub, Cody Straub, JamieWessels, Kate Wessels; great-grandchildren: Baylor Gregg and Marlee Gregg; step great-grandchildren: Matthew Rogers, Brantley Rogers, Jayce Bigham, Harper Hazzard, and PeytonRogers; sister in law: Amy (Larry-deceased) Rowland; many cousins, nieces, and nephews whoshared 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 familyand friends from the community she volunteered for.
Linda retired 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.
Online condolences may be shared with the family through the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.  
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Memorial Contributions
LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Private family services will be held

Family will receive friends at the Straub residence on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 2-6:00 p.m.


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