Phyllis Jean Rowan, daughter of Donald Raymond and Mabel (Flynn) Meads, was born on June 12, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa. She passed away on November 15, 2019 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 88.
Phyllis's entire early years were spent in Shenandoah, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1949. On October 15, 1950 she married Harold N. Rowan at the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. They farmed outside of Coin, Iowa.
Phyllis worked for Central Surveys, Henry Fields in the Catalog Department and at Lake's Nursery. She worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute in Admissions and Medical Records for 17 years, then for 10 years at Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home as a CNA until retirement. She was a member of the Shenandoah and Coin Methodist Church's. She was a member of the choir at the Coin Methodist Church for years. She also attended the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah.
Phyllis was busy with raising children and no time for hobbies. She loved her wonderful children and grandchildren so dearly.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 2014, beautiful daughter Julie in 1968, granddaughter Amanda Nicole Stewart in 1982, great-granddaughter Hailey Grace Rowan in 2004, parents Donald and Mabel Meads and mother and father-in-law Murvel and Thelma Rowan. Left to cherish memory include her children; Steve Rowan and wife Linda of Bedford, Iowa, Chris Stewart and husband Jim of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Debbie Rowan of Clearfield, Iowa, Ann Murphy and husband Don of Blanchard, Iowa, Pam Nebel and husband Gary of Farragut, Iowa and Kurt Rowan and wife Theresa of Bedford, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Burial will be held 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family.
To the family of Phyllis
Thoughts and prayers with you at the loss of your Mother
Memories of times when we had children in school together at Coin and South Page
Phyllis was a very sweet, kind and caring lady. We had some good visits when I took care of her in the hospital. We enjoyed talking about Coin and College Springs. May God be with your families at this time. Debra Shields Argo
Your mom will for ever be in my heart. She was a very special lady. We shared many good times and laughs together. She loved her family very much. She shared many memories of her children. I am blessed to have known such a caring lovely lady. My prayers are with each and everyone of her sons and daughters. and families. God Bless You.
Always loved to talk to Phyllis when I worked with her at the MHI. She always had a smile and made me laugh. Sorry for your loss. Teresa Barlow.
We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Phyllis
Steve and Linda, so sorry fir your loss, celebrate her life.
Pam & Gary, we were so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. I remember her well and she was a very nice lady. Our prayers are with you and your family. Tom & Sue Spears
One of my fondest memories of Phyllis is singing in church choir. She shared a lovely alto voice. My love to the family.
Phyllis was a very nice lady! My thoughts and prayers for her family.
Sincere sympathy on your loss of this lovely lady who always had a smile.
Keeping all of Phyllis's family in our thoughts and prayers!
The Larry Frank family
What a beautiful lady! My thoughts and prayers for all of your family
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