Rowena Canary Acton

July 6, 1927December 14, 2010

ACTON, ROWENA CANARY, 83, of Clarksville, IN, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the Norton Suburban Hospital.

She was a retired bookkeeper for the old V.V. Cooke Chevrolet and a member of Eastside Christian Church, a former member of West End Christian and Heavenly Heights Christian Churches.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Nona Acton Nave; a grandson, Matthew David Nave; great aunt, Ernestine Clark Davenport and a nephew, Butch Canary.

Her Celebration of Life Service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with entombment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Friday.


  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, December 18, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, December 17, 2010

Rowena Canary Acton

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December 18, 2010

Dear Nona, so sorry for your loss. You have been on my mind for several weeks. My prayers are with you.

Denise Acton Palmer

December 17, 2010

Nona & Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Rowena. She was a truly wonderful lady. We have exchanged Christmas cards since my 1st year of marriage (16 years). Christmas will not be the same without receiving her lovely cards.

I know that her and my grandma (Anna Ray) are up and heaven catching up on everything.

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Denise Acton Palmer
(Anna Ray's granddaughter; Jim's daughter)