PORTAGE, Ind. — Mary Ruth (Allen) Rowe, 89, of Portage, Ind., a matriarch of the family, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born to the late Vernie and Nettie Mae Allen on June 13, 1932, in McHenry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Rowe; one son, David A. Rowe; one grandson, Randy “Todd” Rowe; three brothers and four sisters.
She leaves behind to cherish many memories, seven children, Linda (Fred) Rock, of Morocco, Ind., Norma Wright (Jesse Arredondo), of Portage, Lloyd (Theresa) Rowe, of Hessville, Ind., Larry (Teresa) Rowe, of Morocco, Randy Rowe, of McHenry, Dennis (Connie) Rowe, of McHenry, and Diana Kilbourne, of Hammond, Ind.; five sisters; one brother; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mary lived a life of faith, love and family. She worked at Land O’ Frost for many years and was a member of Broadway General Baptist Church. Mary was also a homemaker and loved to help take care of all the grandbabies. Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild were the light of her life. They brought her so much joy. Mary was a giving person, and helped anyone that needed it whenever she could. She loved outings to the casino and bingo with her sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow at Render Cemetery in McHenry. Friends may visit with Mrs. Rowe’s family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.
The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Alzheimer’s Research: https://www.alz.org/nca/donate.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Mary Ruth Rowe by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.