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Ilene Rowe

June 16, 2021

Ilene Rowe 95, died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Newton Presbyterian Manor.  She was born March 1, 1926 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Beaty and Maud (Marshall) Hooker.

On April 21, 1946 she married Euell B. “Jack” Rowe at Alex, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2003.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, Kansas.

Ilene worked for many years at the Newton J.C. Penny store where she enjoyed interacting with customers and made many friends through the years.

She is survived by her son: Rick (Candy) Rowe of Wichita, KS; daughters: Jill (Mike) Pierce of Wichita, KS and Jana (Alan) Conwell of Salina, KS. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ilene is also survived by her special friend Wayne Wright of Newton, KS and lifelong best friend Blanche Cowan of Stockton, MO.

Ilene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Gus, Beaty Jr., and Gary Hooker and sisters: Agnes O’Rorke and Mattie Holder.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Newton, Kansas with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday June 20, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Newton Presbyterian Manor in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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6 thoughts on “Ilene Rowe

  1. Rowe Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Fortunately we know that she is now with Jesus but that leaves a huge hole in our hearts. Please know that our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

  2. Our condolences to the family. We celebrated many holidays with Shorty, Jack, Rick, Jill and Jana. They are family and fond memories will last forever.

    Pam and Bill Brown
    From Miami, Florida

  3. Jim & I are so sad the loss of your Mom she was dear friend, will deeply miss her. Ilene was beautiful inside & out! I’ll miss hugging her & Wayne at the back of the church before the service would start!!

    Love Hugs & Prayers!

    Linda & Jim Werries

  4. my thoughts and prayers are with family,she was so amazing!!! i have memories of her Becky Jantz

  5. I worked several years with Ilene at JC Penny. She taught me several things at JC Penny from how to wrap presents to doing credit payments. I enjoyed working with her! Always smiling!

  6. So sorry for Shortie’s passing. Always a beautiful lady. She died exactly 6 months after my mom Gwen Phillips on December 16, 2020. Those two plus Blanche Cowan had a lot of fun in life. May the memory of her family, the Cowan’s, and the Phillips’ family continue to keep all their memories to remind us of the good times.

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