Obit: Rowe, Grace E. #3 (1880 - 1941)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Rowe, Pepper, Bandelow, Borde
The Loyal Tribune 23 October 1941
Rowe, Grace E. #3 (13 AUG 1880 - 13 OCT 1941)
Mrs. Grace E. Rowe passed away suddenly at her home in the town of York Monday, October 13th of heart failure. Although Mrs. Rowe had not been well for years, her death came as a shock to her family and friends for she had made a trip to Neillsville Saturday and was about the house most of the following day.
Mrs. Rowe was born August 13, 1880 in the Town of York, making her home there all her life except for fourteen years when she lived in Neillsville. She was married the 27th day of August, 1902 to Ernest Rowe of her home township. Three daughters were born to them, Irma, Mrs. Everett Pepper, Manhattan, Ill., Isla, Mrs. Leland Bandelow, and Fern, Mrs. Herbert Borde, both of Neillsville. Mr. Rowe died April 13, 1919. The widow moved to Neillsville that fall to give her daughters the advantage of a high school education, She lived there until 1933 when she returned to the home farm to keep house for her brother George Mortimer, after the death of their mother Mrs. Stella Mortimer.
She is survived by her three daughters, eleven grandchildren, and by three brothers, Jesse, Ray, and George all of the Town of York.
Mrs. Rowe lived an exemplary Christian life. She was ideally efficient as a homemaker, warm hearted and generous towards her neighbors and friends, although frail in health. She never complained, preferring to suffer in silence, rather than ask assistance or inconvenience even the members of her family. All through life Mrs. Rowe cheerfully performed the duties which fell to her.
The funeral was held Wednesday at the York Center Church preceded by brief services at the Jasper Funeral Home at 1:30, Rev. Orlando Jewell performing the rites. Interment was made in the York Center Cemetery beside her husband.
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