Betty Catherine Rowland, 72 of Laurelville, passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1948 in Pikeville, KY, the daughter of John S. and Edna M. (McWhorter) Cole. On Jan. 24, 1968 she married James S. Rowland who survives.
Also surviving are her sons, John Scott (Deidre) Rowland, Kingston and Thomas Michael Rowland, Circleville; grandchildren, Cory A. Rowland, Joshua C. Rowland, Brody J. Rowland, Tanner Sever and Victoria Strausbaugh; 3 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert F. (Sally) Cole, Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Rowland was a former employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chillicothe. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the DAR.
Following cremation, a private Celebration of Life will be held at the discretion of the family. Calling hours will not be observed. The FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME is honored to serve the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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