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Lynda Suzanne Propst Rolfe, of Lamoni, Iowa, passed away at the age of 71, Saturday January 12th, 2018 at 5:30pm. Lynda was released from a two year battle with cancer and died peacefully surrounded by family, even singing the night before.
Lynda was born in Orofino, Idaho and she was many things to many people; Beloved Mother, Wife, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Neighbor, Artist, Vocalist, Gardener, Cook, and so many more…
To us all she was a Teacher, and a Friend.
Her legacy of creativity and kindness will live on in us All, as one of her many gifts was her ability to encourage us To Try, to be better today than we were yesterday, to strive to be our best. She was a natural teacher and everyone felt like she could be their mom. She spent much of her life teaching; every subject and every grade. So many lives were changed by her touch.
She was silly, creative, a fiery red head, brave, strong, tough, kind and loving. She saw art in everything and was a very talented painter and potter. Born in the mountains, she also felt at home by the sea, traveling the world to places like Scotland, Italy, Mexico, England, Guatemala, and coast to coast across the USA. She loved to sing and always encouraged us to follow our passions. Her strong faith in God taught us to have hope and strength in our convictions.
We will follow our passions like you did Lynda.
We will remember what you taught us and will make you proud.
“When I die, Hallelujah by and byâ¦ I’ll fly away!”
Services will be held at Lamoni Community of Christ on 531 W. Main, on Saturday January 20th, at 4:00pm. There will not be a visitation as Lynda's remains were cremated, however we invite everyone to remain afterwards for food and a fellowship celebration of her life. Photos and examples of her artwork will be on display.
Special thanks to all the amazing care givers in hospitals and clinics from Iowa to Missouri. Specifically the Oncology Staff at the Bloch Center and KU Med. Your dedication to serving others and giving while they were in pain, has touched and blessed our families. Words hardly relay our gratitude for your service.
We are sorry to learn of Lynda's death. We look forward to seeing her again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29
Jim & Donna Adams Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Lynda's passing. Al and I got to know Lynda and Rob in Ringgold Singers. She was a true blessing and will be missed by many. Wanted Rob to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Alan and Lois Ibbotson Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM
A beautiful flower plucked from the earth, traveled to heaven where it gave birth; Its loss on earth causes great mourning, but now in heaven it's graciously adorning; The beautiful flower that gave us such pleasure, waits for our arrival and we get our treasure.
Emil Jan 16 2018 12:00 AM