Betty Jo Rowe

Died: Sat., Oct. 19, 2013

Friends May Call

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: Grandview Community Bible Church

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Betty Jo Rowe, age 82, of Grandview, died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Mercy Hospice, Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.  The daughter of Glen and Ellen Dunphy Beik, she was born on July 10, 1931 near Letts.  She married Lawrence ‘Babe’ Rowe on February 26, 1950 in Grandview.

Betty Jo attended the Letts school through part of second grade and then completed and graduated from Grandview High School in 1948.  She was a homemaker and had worked at several part time jobs throughout her lifetime.

She was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church, the Grandview Women’s Club, and the Amicus Club of Grandview.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, cooking, baking, and collecting spoons.

Her family includes her husband, Babe; two daughters, Nancy & Earl ‘Mac’ McGill of Letts and Becky & Herb Eutsler of Cotter; three sons, Larry & Kim Rowe of Hagerstown, Maryland, Denny & Kris Rowe of Muscatine, and Tony & Carrie Rowe of Virginia Beach, Virginia; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Marie Murray of Columbus Junction; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Bieri; a brother, Harlan Beik; and two great grandsons, Derek and William.

The funeral ceremony for Betty Jo Rowe will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Grandview Community Bible Church with Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of Unity Point Hospice and Iowa City Hospice.

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Trulie Simpson
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013

AZALEA PLANT was sent by The Simpsons: Mark, Trulie, Jessie .

Our Thougths & Prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Much Love - The Simpson Family: Mark, Trulie, Jessie & Noah

Traci (Bell) & Jim Maxted
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
So sorry to hear about Betty Jo. She was always a positive person, a community leader and a great gal. We're sorry for the loss of such a great mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Summer Allchin
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Mac, Melissa, Jessica, Mike and their families at this time. Betty Jo has always held a special place in my heart. She was such a caring and amazing woman. My life is better for having had the honor and privilege of knowing her.

Diana Ogier Stout
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
Babe and kids,
So sorry for your loss. Tons of memories from years past. May God give you the peace and grace in the days ahead.

Russell Bell
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
It is a shame to lose such a nice person. When I think of Grandview, Betty Jo always comes to mind. The community is much poorer.

Babe, your sorrow is beyond description. They say this pain will fade with time, but it doesn't. We were lucky though to have had these great mates in our lives.

Shirley Dean
   Posted Thu October 24, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Betty Jo. She was a really "outgoing", friendly person and a leader in the community. She will be missed.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15

Darold and Sheryl Snyder-
   Posted Fri October 25, 2013
To the Rowe family,

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We will keep you in our prayers.

Darold and Sheryl Snyder
Houston, Tx.

Craig and Connie Ross
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013
We always enjoyed Betty's wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile. We know she will truly be missed.

With sympathy,
Craig and Connie Ross

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