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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Imogene M. Rowen, 89

  • Imogene M. Rowen, 89, died in Omaha Dec. 3, 2013. She was born June 24, 1924 in Nebraska City to Wilbur and Ivy (Wells) Rowen.
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  • Imogene M. Rowen, 89, died in Omaha Dec. 3, 2013. She was born June 24, 1924 in Nebraska City to Wilbur and Ivy (Wells) Rowen.
        She graduated from Peru Prep High School. After high school, she attended St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, followed by Creighton St. Joseph Anesthesia school, completing her CRNA education. Imogene worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in both Omaha and Provo, Utah, and returned to Omaha to finish her career at Methodist Hospital, retiring in 1992.
        Imogene enjoyed many activities. Some of her favorites included fishing, with numerous trips to Canada, bowling, golf, and helping friends and neighbors in need.
        She visited many countries including Ireland, Turkey and Greece. She also enjoyed making ceramics.
        She was preceded by brothers Edward (Rose) Rowen, Dale (Sally) Rowen and James (Doris) Rowen; sister Shirley (Bill) Elliott; nephew and niece Gary Harpster and Linda Ruecker; great nephews/nieces, Tracy, Roger Elliott, Adam Harpster; and great, great nephews Jacob Rice and Adam Harpster.
        She is survived by nephews / nieces Patsy Harpster, Edward (Mary) Rowen, Rose (Brick) Volkmer, David (Jeri) Rowen, Shalleen (Craig) Davis, Ellis (Joyce) Elliott, (Frank) Ruecker, Michael Rowen (Shara), Janice Moyer (Ken), Jeff (Teresa) Rowen, as well as many more great-nephews and great-nieces.
        Family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10-11 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific, Omaha, with Memorial Mass to follow at 11 a.m.
        Private interment will be at a later date by family in Nebraska City.
        In lieu of flowers, memorialsmay be sent to St. Roberts Prayer garden.
        John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel, 1010 N 72nd St., Omaha, is in charge of arrangements.
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