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Coft obit

In Loving Memory

Croft, Linda Louise

Linda Louise Croft passed away unexpectedly in the presence of her loving husband Richard on August 30, 2023, at 75 years old. Her family is deeply saddened by her sudden passing. Linda was born on March 23, 1948, in Saint Louis to Burton and Virginia DeClerk.

Linda is survived by her family, who made up the entirety of her world, loving husband Richard; daughters Cassandra Duncan (Brad), Christina Robertson (Donnie); five grandchildren: Carissa Laster (Devin), Coby, Cade, Calli, Camden; four great grandchildren: Conner, Carsyn, Camryn, and Finnley. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; countless family and friends. Linda was predeceased by her parents Burton and Virginia DeClerk as well as her sister Carol Herman.

She met the love of her life Richard Croft, on June 23, 1962, a hot summer day at the Chain of Rock’s swimming pool. They quickly became inseparable and were married on July 16, 1966. When Linda had her first child, Cassandra, she dedicated her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. Linda excelled at motherhood and was the foundation of her family, through and through. Together Richard and Linda would build a family that is in its fourth generation. Linda retired from Schnucks Markets after 18 years of employment. To those most important to Linda, she was simply Lindy, Lindy Lou, Mom, and MawMaw.

Linda had one of the kindest hearts, was fun, witty, and loved by everyone. She loved the family trips at their cabin along Lake Superior in Minnesota, shopping, casinos, reading, annual Croft fish fry, and playing games with friends and family. Ultimately, one of her greatest passions was loving and caring for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all those she loved. Though she is with the Lord, she remains ever present in the thoughts and love of her family who will miss her dearly.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Saturday, September 9, 9:30 a.m. to St. Joseph Catholic Church (Imperial) for 10 a.m. Mass. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund appreciated.  Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m.


14 thoughts on “Croft, Linda Louise”

  1. Linda, we love you and will always remember you and all the good times we have had over the many years we’ve been blessed to share with you and Rich. We will miss your smiles and laughter only you had in your special way. You have had a great life and a wonderful family only you and Rich could have raised. We will always LOVE you. Your forever friends, Wes and Sue

  2. I’m very sorry for your loss. We’ve had many discussions through the years about your Mom and the special bond you had. Cherish your memories for they will really help. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Dear Rich, Cassie, Sissy and family; Elmer and I are so sorry for your loss. I can still remember the first day we met at the apartment on West Florissant. You were both so young. Over the many years since, and even though we have lived out here in Colorado, we still considered you both best friends. I am so sorry that we had not gotten together more over the last years and that I did not get a chance to call Liinda to catch up on all the kids and grandkids, and to reminisce about the “old days”. You will be in our prayers, and we know that the closeness your family has will be your rock in the coming days, weeks and months. We love you all. Diane and Elmer

  4. To Rich, Cassie and Sissie and the entire family we are so sorry to hear about Linda. We have a lot of good memories to keep: girls softball team, trips to the Oz”arks, Kenny’s Lounge the Baden/car club” get-togethers, the fish frys and many more.
    ( Bill regrets losing so much of his hair that Linda And Sue no longer could justify messing with him-private joke.)
    Linda you were a part of a lot of laughs and good times, thank you. We will miss you. Love, Mary & Bill Lafser.

  5. Words cannot describe the sadness we feel for the passing of Linda.
    Good memories will live on.
    Love & hugs to Rick, Cassie, Sis & each one of the family.

  6. Rich, Cassie, Christina and entire family, my deepest condolences to all.
    Linda was always the kindest, fun loving and most welcoming kind of friend to me.
    She was a joy, and I will always remember the happy years and good times we had.
    Comfort, dear memories and blessings.

  7. Dear Rick, Cassie and Sis,

    Maggie and I are so very sorry for all of you and your family’s loss. Our hearts reach out to you and know we are here for you.

    Linda will be missed by all, but will never be forgotten. It’s hard to believe that such a loving caring lady, who was always there for her family and friends, is no longer here on earth. I know she will be with us always in spirit and she will be keeping a close watch, guiding you through the difficult times ahead.

    There are more memories of Linda than anyone can count and all of them will make you smile, laugh and even cry. The memories she has given us, will lighten all of our heavy hearts, because she was our angel in life and will be forever after, the angel in our hearts and souls.

    Love you all,
    Maggie & Eddie

  8. Dear Rich, Case, Sis and entire family,

    Linda was a beautiful soul! Many wonderful memories with her. It is a priviledge to have known her. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless.

  9. Rich. I am so sorry for your loss. I love both of you very much. I am lucky to have met you both through Dad and Linda. I know they are all in heaven together watching over us.

  10. Such a blessing and a great loss to our family. I remember bringing the boys to your house and they had the most wonderful time. I’m sorry we couldn’t be there due to some sorta bug I’m not wanting to share. We really wanted to be there for you. All our love to you Rick, Cassie & Sis. Joe and Gina (there’s so few of you who get to call me that)


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