Rosella M Linn

November 19, 1938March 29, 2021

Rosella "Rosie" M. Linn, 82, passed away on March 29, 2021. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 19, 1938.

Rosie was an avid reader, earlier in her life she enjoyed bowling. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and squirrels in her spare time. More than anything, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Lora Roberts and Jeff (Christina) Linn; seven grandchildren, Lindsay (William) Gardiner, Nicholas, Philip and Tyler Roberts, Daniel, Mark (Casey), and Cody (Jessica) Linn ; nine great-grandchildren, William, Addison, Montgomery, Ainsley, Edith, Giuliana, Noah, Charlotte, and Emelia; brother, Abner (Kate) Crosby; brother-in-law, Thomas Miller; and nieces and nephews, Patrick, Tracey, Dana (Shelley) Miller, Justin (Jennie), and Zachary (Ethel) Crosby.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Mary Crosby, and sister, Beverly Miller.

A gathering to celebrate Rosie will be held on Thursday April 8th 2021. Please contact the funeral home or family members for details.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Cindy Jones

April 5, 2021

Lora and Jeff,
Your Mom and My Mom were so close. Have lots of memories. Most of all 20 years ago hard to believe. Your Mom took care of mine before she passed. She was so good to her and all of us girls. We were so blessed for Rosie at that time in our life. Thought and prayers with all of you.

Edward DeBolt

April 3, 2021

To my wonderful cousin Rosie.
I remember when you baby sat for me long ago!
The wonderful times we spent together throughout life!
You will always be remembered!
May you rest in peace in Gods arms.
I will miss you!

Your cousin Ed DeBolt

Tracey Miller-Robertson

April 2, 2021

Aunt Rosie had a big impact on my life. She helped me decide to move to Arizona and drove with me to the Navajo Reservation where I was hired to teach school. She stayed with me for a week to help me get settled. Aunt Rosie also made her home in Arizona for 3 years. It was such a blessing for my son, Sam, to be around her and share memories.
I will miss her!
"Westward Ho" Aunt Rosie!

Carol Crosby

April 1, 2021

Dear Rosie,

My dad always told the story about how you painted the tires on his car (in the early 40’s) so he would have white-wall tires. He loved your spirit and adventuresome antics. I loved your humor, kindness, and get-it-done attitude. I also loved our holiday gatherings and spirited Euchre games.

I wish you love and peace. Carol

Wilmer and Diane Delagrange

April 1, 2021

Jeff, Lora and families......sending our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always friendly and I loved her smile. Thinking of you all in the days to you all.

Susan Platter

April 1, 2021

l loved Rosie. She was so genuine and funny. ALWAYS had fun when she was involved. She was a beautiful soul. Such a wonderful daughter, mom, sibling, grandma,
great grandma, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be sadly missed. Love to all her family along with prayers. Please tell all our family members you have joined hello.
Love you sweet lady.

Patrick Miller

April 1, 2021

So many great memories growing with the Linn’s being our neighbors.. Christmas, Thanksgiving, the swimming pool, ice cream store they had for a while, too many memories to list. Will miss you, the grandma, grandpa, and mom we miss them too.

Ab Crosby

March 31, 2021

A fun sister and she will be sorely missed. RIP and say hi to Mom, Dad and Bev.

Joyce Mattingly

March 31, 2021

Thinking so much about the Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations we had together. She always called me her little Joycey. Her smile was infectious! I still have the mixing bowls she gave me for a wedding shower gift - and I think of her every time I use them. Be at peace Rosie!

May Ab, Lora, Jeff, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren find peace in knowing that she is celebrating with her parents, sister, grandparents - and my dad who will welcome her with open arms. Love to all!