Helen Winifred King Rowe, age 94, of Knox, died early Friday morning, January 25, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Clarion.
In Loving Memory
Helen Winifred King Rowe
Born June 21, 1918 in Moon Township, Allegheny County, she was the sixth child and oldest daughter of the late Leroy Porter King, Sr. and Mabel B. Blackstone King.
Winifred grew up in Moon Township, where she attended public schools. She graduated from Rock State Teachers College in 1940 and taught in Brackenridge public schools from 1940 to 1943. She then taught in Moon Township from 1943 until her retirement in 1972.
In November of 1945, she and her parents moved to the Knox area.
On September 16, 1977 she married Laird Calvin Rowe, who preceded her in death on August 6, 1983.
Winifred was a life member of the Clarion County Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association along with being a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and the National Wildlife Association.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Clarion where she at one time taught children’s Sunday School, directed the Junior Youth activities, directed Vacation Bible School and served as church treasurer and on the church governing board.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, step children and their families.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister: Leroy P. King, Jr., Oliver O. King, Sr. and the Reverend H. Wayne King, Sr., Calvin G. King, William B. King, Sr. and Ursula Rodgers.
Honoring Mrs. Rowe’s request, there will be no calling hours or service.
Interment will take place in the Emlenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Helen Winifred Rowe to the Knox Area Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 635, Knox, PA 16232; Knox Public Library, P.O. Box 510, Knox, PA 16232; Knox Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 106, Knox, PA 16232 or The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 925 Oakwood Drive, Clarion, PA 16214
Arrangements are under the direction of the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc. of Knox.
Online condolences to Winifred’s family are being accepted at this time at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com