William A. Rowe


William A. Rowe, 67, of Rushsylvania, passed away Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, at his home.

He was born in McGuffey on Sept. 19, 1947, to the late Archie and Rosie Puckett Rowe. Bill also was preceded in death by a son, Jonathon E. Rowe, on July 20, 1990; three sisters, Betty Crowe, Margaret Mulholland and Anthy Rowe; and a brother, Gerald Rowe.

Bill married the former Rita Chamberlain on Sept. 12, 1966, at her parent’s house in Bellefontaine. She survives in Rushsylvania, along with a son, Bill (Jill) Rowe Jr. of Rushsylvania; daughter, Sondra Rowe of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Justin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Crystal Wilson, Chelsea Defibaugh, Dusty Hastings and Dylan Rowe; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Ted (Georgette) Rowe, Dean Rowe and Oscar (Linda) Rowe, all of Alger, Rob Rowe of Kenton and Sam (Donna) Rowe of Dola; a sister, Mary Ann (Joel) Kritzler of Kenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill retired from National Extrusion, where he worked for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed calling bingo — 14 years with the humane society and many years for the Logan County Friendly Senior Center. Bill was a past board member of the Humane Society.

In his later years, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where Pastor Bill Prater officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15. Burial is in Zanesfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima OH 45805.

Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.