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Obituary: Velma Christine Rowton; Okolona


Velma Christine Rowton, age 90, of Okolona, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016.

She was born on September 6, 1926 in the Mountain Home community of Montgomery County, the daughter of George

Reynolds and Carrie Jane Crews Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rowton; her son, Douglas Rowton; her grandson, Vance Rowton; her great-grandson, Douglas Palmer; two sisters, Marie Rowton and Lucille Chote; two brothers, Monroe Reynolds and Henry Reynolds; two brothers-in-law, Doyle Rowton and Carl Chote; and her sister-in-law, Maggie Rowton.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Linda Rowton of Okolona; two grandsons, Doug (Sharon) Rowton and Scotty (Angel) Rowton, all of Okolona; two granddaughters, Tina (Gary) Bean of Amity and Carrie (Ben) Palmer of Valparaiso, Indiana; seven great-grandsons, J.D. (Harlie) Rowton of Okolona, Alton Bean of Amity, Spencer Palmer, Heber Palmer, David Palmer, Joseph Palmer and Benson Palmer, all of Valparaiso, Indiana; seven great-granddaughters, Nicole (Kyle) Petty of Delight, Megan Rowton of Okolona, Madison Bean, Chloe Bean and Lauren Bean, all of Amity, Emily Palmer and Rachael Palmer, both of Valparaiso, Indiana; her great-great- grandson, James Petty of Delight; her great-great- granddaughter, Blakelie Rowton of Okolona; her step-mother, Ernestine Reynolds of Glenwood; her sister-in-law, Marie Reynolds of Glenwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, in Gaston Cemetery with Bro. Chris Reynolds officiating.

Pallbearers were Doug Rowton, Scotty Rowton, J. D. Rowton, Alton Bean, Gary Bean and Kyle Petty.

Honorary pallbearer was Thomas Reynolds.

Arrangements were under the direction of Davis- Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.