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Iva Mae (Painter) Rowe

May 23, 1924 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 95)


Iva Mae Rowe, 95, of Luray, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Page Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 23, 1924, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Grover Lee Painter and Maude Dovel Painter.

Iva was a 1941 graduate of Stanley High School. She retired from Page Memorial Hospital, where she was a life member of the PMH Auxiliary. She was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church.

On Aug. 21, 1941, she married Earl C. Rowe, who died on July 16, 1987. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Benny A. Rowe and Michael C. Rowe; a son-in-law, Carl W. Leake; and a sister, Angie E. Gochenour.

She is survived by a daughter, Kaye Rowe Leake of Luray; a granddaughter, Carla Leake of Luray; two grandsons, Michael Anthony Rowe and wife Stacy of Winchester, and Travis Leake of Luray; three great-granddaughters, Kayla Leake of Luray, and Natalie Rowe and Nicole Rowe, both of Winchester; two great-grandsons, Landrie Rowe and Luke Rowe, both of Winchester; and a daughter-in-law, Catherine Rowe of Luray.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Beth Eden Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ronald Kreiensieck. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Luray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad or to Beth Eden Lutheran Church.  

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A Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

2:00 PM
Beth Eden Lutheran Church
71 Eden Rd.
Luray, VA 22835

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