Mary “Lener” Rowe passed from this life September 9, 2019 at age of 95. She was born April 22, 1924 in Durant, Oklahoma to John Hamilton and Elsie Hamilton (Crain).
Mary grew up in Vernon, Oklahoma and graduated from Vernon High School on May 22, 1942. She married the love of her life, Ed Rowe, on July 4, 1953. They were blessed with nearly 26 years of marriage before Ed’s passing on June 13, 1979.
Mary worked as a secretary throughout her life. She had a passion for fiddle music and square dancing. In addition, Mary was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.
She was preceded in passing by her husband, Ed Rowe; parents, John and Elsie Hamilton; brother, Monroe Hamilton; and sister-in-law, Frances Hamilton.
Survivors include her nieces, Judy Shed and Linda Toussaint; nephew, John Hamilton; great-nephews, Chad Shed, Gavin Conrad, and John Wesley Hamilton; great-great nephew, Julian Conrad; great-great nieces, Brook and Taylor Shed, and Claire Conrad; great-great-great nephew, Kaiden Allyn Martin; and another great-great niece or nephew arriving soon.
Visitation for Mary is 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home, 500 SW 104th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73139. Services are 12:00pm, Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the Little Chapel of Roses at Resthaven. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
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