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Mona G. Rowley

Mona Gay Rowley, age 85, of Swanton, Ohio died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born March 22, 1932 in Albany KY, and was the proud adopted daughter of the late Clyde William and Elsie Belle (Crossland) Babcock.

Following graduation from Swanton High School, Mona attended University of Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She then went on to enjoy a long and rewarding career as a Dental Hygienist.

Mona was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mona enjoyed spending time with her family. Her passions included, gardening, reading, playing bridge, shopping, book club, traveling and laughing with friends over lunch and dinner. She especially cherished the time she spent with her four grandsons.

She is the proud mother of, Cam W. (Christine) Rowley of Dalton, Ohio, Gregory L. Rowley (Jay Levin) of Swanton Ohio and daughter, Renee C. (Dwight) Emerich of Lincoln Park, New Jersey. She is survived by her beloved grandsons, Belden Robert (Li’) Rowley, Connor William Rowley (USMC), Zachariah Cam (Kelsey) Rowley, Zaylor Lee Rowley and great grandson Parker Bartholomew Rowley. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Thielan and brother, James Wayne Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband Robert C. Rowley. The family will be forever grateful to the devoted staff of caregivers at Ohio Living Swan Creek Memory Enhancement Center and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 North Main Street in Swanton, OH, where friends may visit one hour prior (10:00 a.m.) to the service in the church parlor. Rev. J. T. Bean will officiate. A private interment at Dutch Ridge Cemetery will be arranged at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church (419) 826.2492or Ohio Living Swan Creek (419) 865.4445.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Saturday, January 6th from 10 am to 11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton

Memorial Service: Saturday, January 6th at 11:00 am in the Church

Interment: Dutch Ridge Cemetery

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I have such wonderful memories of your beautiful mom. My summer adventure memories at Devils Lake will last a lifetime. My love and prayers to all at such a sad time.Love the thought of your mom and dad together again.

Sue Utz Jan 6 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry that you have to go through this. Mona was a very special woman. She helped me through a very difficult time and I will always remember her for that encouragement. In Sunday School, she often challenged me and I appreciated her for that. I will miss her but am glad to know that she and Rob are together again.

Gretchen Moffett Jan 5 2018 12:00 AM

Greg, Deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences on the loss of your Mother.

Ira Margolis Jan 5 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy to all of you. Mona was a special person and a true friend ever since we were in the second grade. I have so many memories to cherish. Dolores Adams

Dolores Adams Jan 4 2018 12:00 AM

Greg and Family - We are so very sorry to learn of Mona's passing, our hearts are truly with you! Always think of you and your family when glancing down the beach at the cottage and we miss you tremendously. Take very good care. The Kern Family

Susan Kern Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Nanas passing. She was such a spunky lady that I know will stay with all of you. I always enjoyed talking with her on the few occasions that we got together for things for Connor. She will sadly be missed by all. God bless.

Hope and Doug Saunier Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

What a light Mona gave to life. I relish the times I spent with Mona and her dear friend Marilou Perrin.

Matt Onweller Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Mona's death. She was a wonderful neighbor. I never saw Mona look anything less than perfectly beautiful. Her kind, loving nature shown through in her beautiful smile. We had some wonderful conversations that meant the world to me. I will always hold her close to my heart. Our sincere sympathy for the family and dear friends of Mona. Bill and Barb Schmidt

Barb Schmidt Jan 1 2018 12:00 AM

Your Mom and Dad were always so good to us. We always looked forward to seeing them. I enjoyed running into your Mom in the grocery store and catching up. Mona was always dressed perfectly whether out and about or working in the yard. Oh yes, and wearing her pearls! She will always be remembered fondly and missed greatly. Cherish the warm memories as those will never leave. Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Ray and Dar Walter

Darlene Walter Dec 31 2017 12:00 AM