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Leroy E. T. Roewe

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Leroy E. T. Roewe Obituary
Leroy Edwin Theodore Roewe, 81, Novelty, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home.

Leroy was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Warrenton, to Edwin Roewe and wife Reka, nee Bueker. On May 23, 1981, in Columbia, Mo., he was united in marriage to Cynthia Jane Roewe, nee French, who survives.

Leroy was a graduate of University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, majoring in accounting with a minor in agriculture. He moved to the Novelty area from Columbia, Mo., in 1997. Leroy worked hard all of his life as a farmer and business owner. He was a loving and honest man with a great sense of humor. Leroy loved spending time with his family and enjoyed playing cards.

He also is survived by two sons, Austin Roewe and wife Nicki, Indianapolis, Ind., and Steven Nelson and wife Dana, Kirksville; three daughters, Charlette Heyer and husband Mark, Columbia, Mo., Cherie Roewe, Aurora, Ill., and Cristina Nelson, Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Melvin Roewe and wife Helen, New Haven; one sister, Arlene Pettig, Macon, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Gladys Corder and Darlene Wilmsmeyer.

A public visitation was scheduled to be held Wednesday, June 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata. Visitation also will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Martin Funeral Home, Warrenton.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, June 15, at Friedens United Church of Christ, Warrenton, with Pastor Steven Nelson officiating.

Burial will be in Lippstadt Cemetery, Warrenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Leroy's honor to Lippstadt Cemetery, in care of Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.

The family is being served by Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata, and Martin Funeral Home, Warrenton.
Published in The Missourian on June 14, 2018
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