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1945 Barbara 2019

Barbara Rowan

April 12, 1945 — December 21, 2019

Barbara Ann Kelly Rowan of Phoenixville PA, most recently of Sun City Center, FL passed with her loving family surrounding her bedside on Saturday December 21,2019.

Barbara was proceeded in death by her Grandson Joshua Leo Rowan, Husband Leo Rowan Sr., Mother Elizabeth Raggazino Wilmore, Father James Kelly, an infant Brother Nicholas Wilmore.

She is survived by a Brother, Harry Wilmore husband of Beverly Wilmore Phoenixville, a Sister, Joann Fredrick wife of Norwood Fredrick Ralston Pa, Sons Leo husband of Danielle Rowan, Sean and partner Naomi Walker, Daughters Yolonda V. Wheeler of Royersford and Charlene M. wife of Brad Porter Clermont Fl. Grand Children Daniel, Patrick, Samantha, Alexis, Rachael and JJ

Mother was our life force. She knew when our individual worlds weren’t in order. She knew when we were hurting, she always knew when we didn’t present the truth of things to her. In all of these things she found the good in each of us and loved us for that. She prayed for us daily, and reminded us that we were her children, that we would not speak ill of people while in her presence, that we would not curse in her presence, We would show respect for anyone whom we had come to know in our lives. Mom knew that we were far from angels, but in her presence, we were who she taught us to be. There is no greater Love than that of a Mother, we will never forget the sacrifices that she made for us through her life and the Love which she bestowed upon us even in our worst days. We Love you Mom!!!!

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann Chapel, 604 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA  on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:30 am.

Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Rowan, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

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