Friday, March 9, 2007

Mrs. Mary E. Rowan, 88 of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in her home. She was born April 17, 1918, in Monroe City, Mo., to George L. and Vivian (Clark) Turner.

She graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Mo. She was a retired teacher and former social worker with the Mattie Rhodes Society of Kansas City. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and a longtime member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald B. Rowan, former Vice-President and General Counsel of Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

She is survived by: one son, Roger Rowan, of Prairie Village, Kan.; one daughter, Cindy Glover, of Shell Knob, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jerry Rowan and Sally Rowan, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Megan Murphy, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and two great grandchildren, Jack Murphy and Mary Katherine Murphy.

Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Hospice, 34 Colt Square Fayetteville, AR 72703.

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Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville, Ark.