Evelyn Rowden

Godfrey |

Evelyn G. Rowden, 93, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Eldercare of Alton. 

Born August 8, 1916 in Godfrey, she was one of three children born to the late Charles and Grace (Glohr) Hydron.

She was a member of 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.  On January 24, 1936 she married Harold E. Rowden who preceded her in death on December 2, 1994. 

Surviving are three sons, Charles (Trelma) Rowden of Ponca City, OK, Gary (Mary) Rowden of Pontoon Beach, and Dennis (Jane) Rowden of Godfrey, 7 grandchildren, Cynthia Rowden of Arkansas, Diana (Richard) Frost of Dallas, TX, April (Joseph) Goins of Broken Arrow, OK, Lori (Tony) Rujawitz of Edwardsville,  Matthew Rowden of Houston, TX, Teresa (Toby) Meador of Granite City and Gloria Rowden of Godfrey, six great grandchildren, Lindsey, Tyler and Tate Rujawitz, Miles Rowden, Malori and Makenzi Meador and Presley Jo Goins and a sister, Virginia Reed of Alton. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Handler and a great grand daughter, Rachel Rowden and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Rowden.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. 

Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  Reverend David Olson will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

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Gent Funeral Home

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