Betty L. Rowe

January 26, 1938 - May 12, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Greenwood Cemetery
Willard , Ohio 44890

Betty L. Rowe, 82, lifelong resident of Willard, Ohio went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at her home. She was born on January 26, 1938 to the late Robert and Lavinia (Patrick) Kilgore.

Serving the Lord was Betty's passion in life. A preacher's wife, her and her husband, Pastor Fred H. Rowe Sr., founded Faith Builder's Church in Willard. She dedicated her life to the church and her amazing voice was a special part of the worship services. Outside of the church, Betty enjoyed camping, getting together with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Randy (Lora) Rowe, Karen (Aaron) Kerby, Stevie (Lynn) Rowe and Pastor Fred A. (Sharon) Rowe Jr.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Kizer Kilgore, Billy (Lois) Kilgore and James (Jan) Kilgore; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Roberta Montgomery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Fred H. Rowe Sr., whom she married on January 12, 1957; son, Ricky Rowe; grandson, Nathan Rowe; daughter-in-law, Michelle Rowe; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Due to the current pandemic, family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service to celebrate Betty's life on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Pastor Irve Bradley from Hamlit, Indiana will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Builder's Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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David & Sheila Tackett Family - May 20, 2020
Aunt Betty lived life to the fullest. She loved people and had many friends. Most of all she loved her family and her Lord. She will certainly be missed. We loved her very much. Our prayers go out to the family for God's Comforting Spirit to surround you and give you peace.
Patricia morrow - May 15, 2020
she will be miss she was a outstanding lady my heart goes out to family and friends
marie robinson - May 15, 2020
With deep condolences to the family and friends, may the caring thoughts of be a comfort to you at this most difficult time. Rev 21: 3-5.
Claude & Pauline Gasparac - May 15, 2020
To Betty's Family, Death brings pain that time can only heal,No words could ease what we truly feel; But with God,her Joy is eternally sealed,And cherish her memories that death can't even steal.Lift up a smile for she is already in Paradise.Our Deepest Condolences.
Cathy - May 14, 2020
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Betty. She was a very lovely woman with a heart of gold. My thoughts are with you all at this time of sadness.
Jerry and Alice Hamons - May 14, 2020
We're very sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Susan Picklesimer - May 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Prayers to all the family
Richard and Amy Russell - May 14, 2020
Fred, Sharon and Family - We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Rowe's passing. Our prayers and sympathy are with you at this time.
nicole - May 14, 2020
Your McDonald's family will miss you dearly. I'm glad I got to know you and your hugs were always welcome.
Fred Kammers - May 14, 2020
I am so sorry to here of Betty's passing
Pastor Greg Griffith - May 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family. She is a fine lady. Heaven is a little brighter today. We sure will miss her. Until we meet again.
Brandon D. Stover - May 13, 2020
With deep and sincere sympathy to the entire Rowe family. Betty was such a great person. I'm proud to have been Betty and Fred's neighbor for many years. I will greatly miss both her and Fred. May God always bless Betty and Fred.
Ravin Fields - May 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Freddy and the whole family. I sure loved Sis. Betty. Praying for you all.
Ruby Patrick Best - May 13, 2020
To the family.. So sorry for your loss. Betty was a special person. I always loved it when her and my dad would get together.
Randy Tyree - May 13, 2020
Did not know her very well been to church with her a few times but feel like I know her and her family my parents are very close I pray for strength for the family at this time
Barbara Picklesimer - May 13, 2020
I have know Betty for many years..Rest In Peace my friend <3
Sandi Gasparac - May 13, 2020
Sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a wonderful woman, very kind.Prayers to her family.