Robert Rowley


Robert G. Rowley, 88, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

Robert G. Rowley, 88, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

He was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Barton County to Glen and Roberta "Bird" Murdy Rowley.

A resident of Garden City since 1969, he worked in the oil field as a pumper and also farmed.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star and was a past president and trustee of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Garden City.

On May 12, 1946, he married Darlene Phillips in Beaver. She died Sept. 6, 1999, in Wichita.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Sells and her husband, David, of Wilson; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Rowley of Holcomb; eight grandchildren, Richard Rowley of Ingolstadt, Germany, Daena Brown of Gatesville, Texas, Tye Zirkel of Holcomb, Hallie Mead of Grand Island, Neb., Julie Nemecheck of Holcomb, Wayne Combs of Garden City, Shane Sells of Christiana, Tenn., and Nikki Morgan of Long Beach, Calif.; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Robert Lynn Rowley; and three brothers, Russell, Roland and Richard Rowley.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City.

Interment will be held at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield.

Memorials may be given to the Eagles Lodge Scholarship Fund, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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