Rebecca Sue 'Becky' Rowe 65, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, surrounded by love, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington following a 6-month battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg, Iowa with Rev. Dan Jessop officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Williamsburg. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant after 2:00 p.m. on Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. The family will receive friends in Williamsburg at the church on Saturday from 10 until service time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to P.A.W.S Animal Shelter or to Great River Hospice in her memory.
Becky was born on August 29, 1952, the daughter of John D. and Bonnie E. (Houghkirk) Jones in Williamsburg, Iowa. She graduated from Williamsburg Community High School in 1970 and continued to receive her degree from Kirkwood Community College. She was united in marriage to George ?Rex? Rowe on September 2, 1972, at Williamsburg. Their marriage of nearly 46 years was blessed with love of animals they cared for with a passion. Becky worked for the University of Iowa for 29 years and in 1993, as Assistant for the Dean of Engineering she received the Outstanding Staff Award for her significant accomplishments and contributions to the University. Following her retirement for the University of Iowa she became the Senior Executive Assistant to the President of the Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. In September of 2017, she retired as the District Administrative Assistant of the SE District of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church. Days for Becky were most enjoyed when she was on a day trip with Rex, antiquing, scouting eagles on the Mississippi River, volunteering to transport animals, ?Sisters Days?, spending time with friends and family, including nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. She enjoyed photography and used her skills in documenting every family event.
Becky is survived by her husband Rex of Mt. Pleasant, her mother, Bonnie E. Jones Huedepohl and step-father Ralph ?Fritz? Huedepohl of Williamsburg, her sisters, Kathleen Jones of Tempe, AZ, Patricia (John) Tiernan of Williamsburg and Linda Minor of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her father, John D. Jones.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com
Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant are caring for her arrangements.
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