September 19, 1938 - July 6, 2021
Rowena P. Wilson, 82 years old, passed away on July 6, 2021 at her home in Springfield, MO. She was married to Donald Wilson. They shared 45 years of marriage. Rowena was born in Springfield, MO on September 19, 1938 to Roma and Viola (Morris) Roweton. She graduated from Halfway High School. She was employed at the American Can Company in Kansas City, MO for several years then became a homemaker. Rowena was an avid bowler, participating in several leagues and traveling the US in bowling tournaments. She was a committee member for the Tri-Lakes Womens bowling tournament at the Speedway Lanes in Bolivar, MO for 19 years. She enjoyed walking, traveling, playing cards and attending country and bluegrass music festivals. Rowena served her community with routinely donating blood and achieved awards for her lifetime donating commitment. Before her illness, she enjoyed having morning coffee with friends and having lunch at the Bolivar Senior Center. Her greatest pride and joy was her family and she loved spending time with them. Her face lit up any time a grandchild or great-grandchild entered the house! Rowena will be remembered by her contagious, big smile, kind words, loving ways and her friendship to others. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roma and Viola Roweton; Her husband, Donald Wilson; and 1 brother, Theodore Roweton. Rowena is survived by; 2 daughters, Becky Ownby and Rhonda James; 2 sons, Raymond Wilson and Delayne (Lisa) Wilson; 1 brother, Sidney (Jane) Roweton; 2 sisters, Barbara Stewart and Shirley Farmer; 9 grandchildren, Aaron (Lauren) Wilson, Megan Wilson, Patricia (Aaron) Dufner, Steven (Beka) Wilson, Ashley (Kevin) Kellison, Whitney (Austin) Ryker, Courtney (Colt) Pruente, Amanda (Louis) Bridges, Jacob Kissell; 13 great-grandchildren, Lillian Wilson, Harris Wilson, Mary Dufner, Barrett Dufner, Forrest Wilson, Rosie Wilson, Camden Gatewood, Kloe Kellison, Mason Kellison, Olivia Ryker, Rowyn Pruente, Hollyn Pruente, Trey Bridges, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Cox Health at Home-Hospice. Visitation will be at Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, MO, Friday July 16, 2021, 10-11am, with service following at 11am. Burial will take place in Reed Cemetery, Halfway, MO.
Rowena P. Wilson, 82 years old, passed away on July 6, 2021 at her home in Springfield, MO. She was married to Donald Wilson. They shared 45 years of marriage. Rowena was born in Springfield, MO on September 19, 1938 to Roma and Viola (Morris)... View Obituary & Service Information
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