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Linda Roe-Meeks

February 23, 2024

Linda Roe-Meeks Obituary

ROE-MEEKS, LINDA

Age 82 of Brookville, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away at her home on Friday, February 23, 2024 following a brief illness. Linda was preceded in death by father John Roe in 1963 and mother Martha in 1999 and by dear cousins, Kathy Miller and Arlene McCune. She is lovingly survived by her "favorite oldest daughter" Jenni (Rick) and "the other one" Jane (Paul) and grandchildren, Marissa (Casey), Chloe, Mason; great-grandchild, Parker. She is also survived by a sister, Marsha Shannon and nephew Jon Hoff; aunt, Jean (Bill) Anderson; She has many dear cousins around the area, but especially "the girls" Anna Mae Johnson and Ellen O'Dell, who enjoyed many monthly lunches together until their health would not allow it. Also special cousins Harold Steiner and Jim Roe; former husband, Dan Meeks; dear friend, Jane Moyer, who was so faithful in sending her cards of encouragement these last months. Linda attended Lewisburg Schools until her senior year and graduated from Vandalia Butler in 1959 but Lewisburg was always home. After graduating high school she began working at DP&L where she met her future husband, Dan. They lived in Dayton for the first ten years of their marriage, eventually moving to Brookville in 1973 to raise the girls. After becoming pregnant after many years of trying, she enjoyed being a stay at home mom to daughters, Jenni and Jane. Once Jane started school, she then began working part time doing sewing and embroidery for J Meyers Sports eventually moving into the office and doing payroll and bookkeeping at their office in Greenville. Once the girls got older, she began working full time for Wright-Patt Credit Union main branch doing secretarial work, eventually retiring from there in 2005. In her retirement, she expanded on her love of painting that she and her mother had started years before together. She then challenged her skill set  by learning more alongside her dear friend Jane Moyer. She did many watercolor and acrylic paintings especially of flowers and her beloved back patio sharing them with others that came to her home or received a hand painted card. She and her friend Betty enjoyed taking writing classes at Sinclair where she wrote out many stories of her youth for her family to enjoy and remember her by.  She also enjoyed lunches with friends, reading, doing genealogy on her family, and serving others by painting nails for those who couldn’t at Brookhaven Nursing Home for many years. She especially loved trick or treat night and passing out candy to all the kids and seeing their costumes. She enjoyed traveling and going to Germany, taking some cruises, having a camper at Lake St Mary’s, but her favorite trip was to Niagara Falls with Dan for their honeymoon and then years later getting to take their daughters back and enjoying it as a family. She enjoyed the family tradition of making buckeyes while watching THE game between The Ohio State University and the team up north for many years with her mother and daughters and passing that tradition along to her grandchildren. She eventually suffered from macular degeneration and could no longer see to paint or read, so she enjoyed listening to Ohio football teams as well as the Lawrence Welk show and painting shows on PBS. In lieu of flowers, if you would choose to honor her memory, donations can be made to PBS-Dayton or Day City Hospice who cared for her so well these final months, especially Mary and Leah, her nurses allowing her to stay in her home until the end of her life enjoying her beloved patio room.  The family is grateful for the love and prayers on her behalf. At Linda’s request, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.gilbert-fellers.com

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Day City Hospice
8039 Washington Village Dr Suite 1110, Dayton OH 45458
Web: https://www.daycityhospice.com/

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