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Dorothy Jane "Dottie" Rowe

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Rowe Dorothy "Dottie" Jane Rowe, age 90, left this earth for a better place and perfect health on Monday, February 27, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born April 5, 1926 in Naples, New York. After completing high school, she attended Geneseo State Teacher's College, and received her private pilot's license at Marcy Flying School, Utica Airport. Dottie married John "Jack" Joseph Rowe on December 6, 1947 at First Presbyterian Church in Utica, New York. After her husband was recalled to active military duty, she lived overseas and in many states across the nation with her family, retiring in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Dottie worked as a real estate agent, volunteered at the Reynoldsburg Cancer Thrift Shop, was a member of the Columbus Area Military Officers' Wives' Club, and anyone who met her knew she had a love for cats. Preceded in death by parents Claude and Hazel Walker, and husband Lt. Col. John J. Rowe, USAF Retired. Dottie is survived by two daughters, Dale Jane (Jack) O'Hara and Holly Joan Martin, both of Canal Winchester, Ohio; six grandchildren: Shane, Kelly, Jamie, Nicholas, Ali (John), and Seth; and one great grandson: Eli; plus extended family and friends. Service to be graveside only at Silent Home Cemetery, 1576 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Messages may be sent to her family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 12, 2017
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