Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

Barbara Jean Rowe

05/22/1946 - 02/19/2015

Barbara Jean Rowe, 68, Harvard, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Centegra Hospital Woodstock.

She was born May 22, 1946, in Washington to Herbert and Julia (Olczak) Bannwolf Sr.

On Nov. 15, 1969, she married Richard Rowe.

She worked as an insurance agent until retirement.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; past member of the Harvard Women’s Professional and Business Organization; and past president of the Chamber of Commerce. She volunteered to work the Harvard Milk Days ticket booth for more than 20 years.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kimberly (John) Samborski; two grandchildren, Johnnie and Julia Samborski; a brother, Michael (Michelle) Bannwolf; three step-children, Debra Pagle, Richard Rowe Jr. and Diane Benever; five step-grandchildren, Eric, Nate, Holly, Stephen and Tom; a step-great-grandchild, Kylie Pagle; a sister-in-law, Cacilie Bannwolf; a niece; six nephews; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Herbert and Joseph Bannwolf.

Visitation and the funeral Mass were Feb. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harvard. Inurnment was private.