Linda Sue (Hicks) Rose, age 71, of Owensville, passed away on July 26, 2023 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.
She was born on December 29, 1951, in Belle, a daughter to the late Wade and Eunice (Glandon) Hicks.
Linda was a lifelong area resident. She had been employed with the Labor Union #662 for over 25 years, working at the Callaway power plant for 15 years as well as many other jobs for the union. Linda was an extremely hard worker and it showed when she worked the farm with her first husband. Never one to be outworked, she could roof as good as any man, would be in the fields bucking square bales, and then would prepare lunch and dinner for the other workers when she was done in the field. She was an amazing cook and decorator and catered many weddings through the years and prepared all the holiday dinners for her family. Although she never had children of her own, she helped raise and loved six stepchildren as well as quitting school early to help her mom, Eunice raise and care for her own siblings. She loved her nieces and nephews dearly as well. Linda was a great singer and loved to entertain. Some say she sang Patsy Cline better than Patsy. As well as a joyful reunion with her parents and siblings, the multitudes in heaven are enjoying the sound of her voice. For fun, Linda enjoyed hunting and fishing and would sit all day without getting a bite or seeing a deer to shoot. She just enjoyed being out there. Other hobbies included gardening, growing flowers, playing cards, and going to the boats. Spirited and never forgotten, Linda will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Linda is survived by: three brothers, Wade Hicks and his partner Jill of Bland, Brady Hicks and his partner Kim of Bland, and Greg Hicks of Belle; eight nieces and nephews, John Crider, Patty Glandon, Tony Glandon and his wife Cindy, Jessami Heintz and her husband Jeffrey, Tammy Pickett and her husband Fred, Kurtis Jones and his wife Jenn, Jennifer Watts and her husband Kevin, and Greg Hicks, Jr.; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; two aunts, Sharon Schneider and Janey Overstreet; and two sisters-in-law Joanie Glandon & Teresa Hicks as well as many other extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by one sister, Lisa Sullentrup and a brother, Tony Glandon.
Due to unseen circumstances, Lindas celebration of life service will be postponed until a later date.
Ther family of Linda Rose would like to thank the staff of Gasconade Manor for their kindness and care for Linda through the years.