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Margaret Burnett – Obituary

MARGARET ROWLETT: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Anchorage Daily News (AK) – Thursday, May 7, 1998


Former Anchorage resident Margaret Burnett Rowlett, 82, died April 15, 1998, in Lacey, Wash.No service was held. Burial was in the LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery.Mrs. Rowlett was born Oct. 21, 1915, in LaPrairie Township, Ill., the daughter of John and Una Watt Burnett. She graduated from Bradford High School and later attended Illinois State University. She spent one summer at Colorado State University in Greeley, Colo. She taught school in LaPrairie and Steuben Townships and also in Bradford and Normal, Ill.

In 1942, she went to Washington, D.C., and worked at the national headquarters of Selective Service. In 1947, she moved to Alaska to work for the Territorial Department of Health, later working for Northwest Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines. In 1964, she returned to Illinois to attend Illinois State University, where she studied until her marriage to J.L. ”Bud” Rowlett in 1965. The Rowletts resided in Peoria until 1978, then moved to Arizona where she resided until she moved to Panorama City, a retirement home in Lacey, Wash., in 1989.

She was a member of Grace Bible Church, Sun City, Ariz., at the time of her death. She was active in church work wherever she attended.

Mrs. Rowlett was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eugene; and her husband. She is survived by her adopted children, James and Nancy, and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent in care of James Riddell, LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery Association, Rural Route 1, Box 61, Sparland, Ill. 61565-9718, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

MARGARET ROWLETT: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) – Thursday, April 23, 1998


SPARLAND — Margaret E. Rowlett, 82, of 1043 Leisure Way, Lacey, Wash., formerly of Sparland, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15,1998, at Panorama City Convalescence Center in Lacey.Born Oct. 21, 1915, in LaPrairie Township, Marshall County, to J.L. “Bud” Rowlett on April 10, 1965, in Peoria. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by one brother.Surviving are one stepson, James Rowlett; one stepdaughter, Nancy Rowlett; and two stepgrandchildren.She attended Illinois State University in Normal and taught grade school in LaPrairie Township, Steuben Township, Normal and Bradford. In 1964, she returned to ISU to complete her degree.

In the early 1940’s she was a secretary for the director of the national headquarters of the selective service and in the late 1940’s, she was a secretary for the Alaska Territorial Department of Health. She later became a travel consultant for Northwest and Scandinavian Airlines.

She and her husband retired to Arizona in 1978 and she moved to Lacey in 1989 after his death.

She was a lifetime member of the Marshall County Historical Society.

She was a member of Grace Bible Church in Sun City, Ariz.

Graveside memorial services and burial of ashes will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery in rural LaPrairie Township. The Rev. Norman Smith will officiate. Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery.

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