OBITUARY

Mary Jo Rowell

October 18, 1947June 11, 2019
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Mary Jo Rowell, 71, of Washington, IL, formerly of South Pekin, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Born on October 18, 1947 in Bloomington, IL to Edward Lloyd and Barbara Ellen (Garrett) White; she married Frank Rowell on May 29, 1973 in Pekin, IL. He preceded her in death in 2003. Also preceding in death were her daughter, Tonya Rowell; sons, Lawrence and Timothy Rowell; and brother, Lee Edward White. Surviving are her sons, Frank (Valerie) Rowell of American Canyon, CA and Fred (Traci) Rowell of East Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Bryan Rowell and Sarah Lyons; step-grandchildren, Sommer, Alexandra, Travis, Rachel and Elizabeth; and sisters, Barbara Jean Bowers of Washington and Kathleen Preston of Marquette Heights. Mary worked at the Diamond Star Motors factory in Bloomington for many years. She was a longtime member of Eagles Aerie #1869 in Pekin. She enjoyed camping, fishing, collecting lighthouses and watching hummingbirds. Most of all, Mary loved her grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 Friday, June 14, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Steve Weber will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Edward Lloyd White, Father (deceased)
  • Barbara Ellen Garrett White, Mother (deceased)
  • Frank Rowell, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank (Valerie) Rowell, Son
  • Fred (Traci) Rowell, Son
  • Bryan Rowell, Grandson
  • Sarah Lyons, Granddaughter
  • Sommer, Alexandra, Travis, Rachel & Elizabeth, Step-grandchildren
  • Barbara Jean Bowers, Sister
  • Kathleen Preston, Sister
  • Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Tonya Rowell, sons Lawrence and Timothy, and brother Lee Edward White.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jesse Woekman
  • Sarah Lyons
  • Zack Lyons
  • James Powell
  • Fred Rowell
  • Frank Rowell
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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Jamie Fryman

June 14, 2019

I’m so sorry for the families loss of such an amazing woman. I was lucky to have the privlage of being apart of her life for many years. Rest In Peace, Mary.

Brenda Bury

June 14, 2019

Bryan I would like to say how sorry I am for the loss of your grandma she was a very kind lady I did not get to know her very long but for the time I did get to be with her she was a very lovely kind spirited woman I will miss her I will pray for you that time will help mend your heart please keep in memory all the good times that you and Grandma had grandma would want it that way if you ever need to talk you know how to get ahold of me

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