Linda Sue Stark Roe, 76, loved traveling and meeting new people

Linda Sue Stark Roe
Linda Sue Stark Roe

Linda Sue Stark Roe, 76, passed from this life Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was born April 17, 1943, in Connersville, Indiana, and moved to Decatur, Illinois, in her junior year of high school.

While attending Central Christian Church in Decatur, she met the man she would spend the next near 56 years with. Linda married Jack M. Roe Aug. 31, 1963. He had enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and they married on boot camp leave. She always loved to travel, meet new people and enjoyed the next few years, 25 to be exact, as a career Navy wife. In 1966, Linda and Jack had their daughter, Maria L. Roe (Thomas). The Navy sent them all over the world, including time in Asia, specifically Okinawa and Japan.

After many moves, Linda and Jack settled back in Virginia Beach. Here, she gained a son-in-law, Jay D. Thomas. Over the next few years, she became a grandma to two, Andrew S. Thomas and Shelby L. Williams (Thomas) and grandma-in-law to Zachary M. Williams. She was to be a great-grandma at the end of August.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elby and Alta Stark; and sister, Mary Lynn Humphrey (Stark).

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.

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