Linda Denise Roof, 67, of Unionville, MO, passed away at the Putnam County Memorial Hospital on March 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Her health was compromised by heart and kidney disease.
Linda was born in Unionville on August 25, 1952, the daughter of David and Leo (Hall) Bruce. She was baptized at a young age and was a member of Parkview Church of Christ. After graduating from Unionville High School, Linda graduated from Kirksville School of Cosmetology, which she utilized her entire life. On June 11, 1972, she married her high school sweetheart, Ronny Roof, and a daughter was born to this union. Linda and her mother also owned a dress store, Malinda’s Fashions, for eleven years in Unionville.
Linda could light up the room with her contagious smile. Her great sense of humor flowed into her storytelling ability, where she had the knack of making those around her feel special. Linda was an active member and past president of the Chapter A P.E.O., and a member and past president of the The Busy Homemakers Extension Club. She was thoughtful, generous, and a notorious card sender. Linda could dress up or down depending on the activity of the day, whether it be checking cows with Ronny or shopping with Kris and her granddaughters, which was one of her most cherished ways to spend time. Linda’s charismatic personality will forever be remembered and cherished by her large circle of close friends and family.
Linda is survived by her husband, Ronny of the home; daughter, Kristen Liesen, and husband Craig of Quincy, IL; granddaughters, Chloe and Courtney Liesen; and mother, Leo Wood (friend, Don Parton) of Unionville, MO. Linda is also survived by a sister, Lori Ray, and husband Roger of Hartford, MO; sister-in-law, Ranae Bruce Shields and husband Curtis of Lemons, MO; and brother-in-law, Carroll Roof and wife Jeneen of Unionville, MO. An aunt, Lois Fleshman and husband William survive along with many Uncles and Aunts on the Roof and Crouse side of the family. Surviving nieces and nephews are Shelby Bruce Selvy and husband Troy, David Ray, Angie O’Reilly and husband Roger, Debbie McCubbin and husband Todd, and Mendi Rathgeb and husband, Mike. Many cousins, great nieces, and nephews. Linda enjoyed spending time with her close circle of friends, who were like family to her.
Family members who preceded Linda in death are her father, David Bruce; brother, Don Bruce; grandparents Asa and Lois Hall and Seth and Edna Bruce; step-father, Bob Wood; and parents-in-law, Leon and Polly Roof.
Memorials are suggested to the Putnam County Library or the PC Café and Resource Center. They may be entrusted to the Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th St., Unionville, MO 63565. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.