Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Betty A. Rowland, 89, of Morton, formerly of Roanoke, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Henry, Ill. She married John A. Schoen on Dec. 1, 1951. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1971. She then married Jean E. Rowland on Dec. 7, 1974. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2009.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Emma Powers; a son, Jim Schoen, on April 17, 2005; and her brother, Robert Etscheidt.

Surviving are two sons, Tom (Sherry) Schoen of Morton and Dr. Paul (Tess) Rowland of Bourbonnais, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Meghan, Andrea and John Schoen and Christopher, Jenna and Elizabeth Rowland.

Betty was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, where a visitation was held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Following visitation, Fr. Mark DeSutter celebrated a funeral mass at 5 p.m.  A private family burial will be Saturday at the Minonk Cemetery in Minonk, Ill.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor.

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