Mary Ruth (Allen) Rowe, 89 of Portage, IN, a matriarch of the family, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 26, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born to the late Vernie & Nettie Mae Allen on June 13, 1932 in McHenry, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Rowe; one son, David A. Rowe; one grandson, Randy "Todd" Rowe; three brothers & four sisters. She leaves behind to cherish many memories, seven children; Linda (Fred) Rock of Morocco, IN, Norma Wright (Jesse Arredondo) of Portage, IN, Lloyd (Theresa) Rowe of Hessville, IN, Larry (Teresa) Rowe of Morocco, IN, Randy Rowe of McHenry, KY, Dennis (Connie) Rowe of McHenry, KY, & Diana Kilbourne of Hammond, IN; five sisters; one brother; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren & one great-great grandchild.
Mary lived a life of faith, love and family. She worked at Land O' Frost for many years and was a member of Broadway General Baptist Church. Mary was also a homemaker and loved to help take care of all the grandbabies. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren & great-great grandchild were the light of her life, they brought her so much joy. Mary was a giving person and helped anyone that needed it, whenever she could. She loved outings to the casino and bingo with her sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1PM Friday, July 2, 2021 at William L. Danks Funeral Home, in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Burial will follow at Render Cemetery in McHenry. Friends may visit with Mrs. Rowe's family from 10AM until the time of the service on Friday.
The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Alzheimer's Research: https://www.alz.org/nca/donate.
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