Inez Rowland, age 75, of Newton passed away March 26, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS. Inez was born April 10, 1943 to Bryant and Edna (Bailey) Woody in Oklahoma City, OK.
Inez married Lorton Rowland on December 25, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA. She loved to cross-stitch and needlepoint, and would knit caps and gloves for senior adults who were in need in the Newton area. Holidays always meant she would be baking cakes, cookies and her famous peanut brittle.
Inez was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church, was Mission President, Usher Board President, Trustee, sang in the choir, was a member of the Kitchen committee, active in Southwestern District Association, Sistah-All Nations Church, and member of Harvey Co. Federation of Democratic Women.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, Bryant and Edna; husband, Lorton; daughter, Lacita Davis; brothers, Bryant Woody, Marvin Woody, David Woody; and sister, Laverne Woody.
She is survived by her brothers, Frederick D. Woody of Henderson, NE; Adrian A. Woody of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters, Barbara Manuel of Oklahoma City, Linda Ware of Oklahoma City, Sheila Woody of Wichita, KS, Annetta McPherson of Oklahoma City, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5-9pm at Petersen Funeral Home with family present from 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:00 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1124 W. 1st St, Newton, KS. 67114 with Pastor Floyd Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Second Missionary Baptist Church and may be sent to P.O. Box 424, Newton, KS. 67114 or to the funeral home.
Inez was a good friend to
Me. She was a lovely woman who loved the Lord. She could always
Bring a laugh or smile to your face. You will be greatly missed. I love you sweet lady!❤❤
Cousin Mike and I are saddened by the quick passing of our neighborhood friend. She lived next door to my Aunt Anita. She and Louie were part of the village that helped raised us. We just visited with her two weeks ago, so this is such a surprise. She had such great energy and adventure. You will receive a great service with Pastor Edwards officiating. He can have great and inspiring words. Inez will be truly missed. Bless her family.