DANVILLE, KY. - Imogene Neal Rowley, widow of Joe C. Rowley, died June 10, 2013, of natural causes at Charleston Health Care Center in Danville, KY.
Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Lincoln County, KY, she was a daughter of Ola Williams and Harry Lou Neal of Dade City, FL. She graduated from high school and Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, as valedictorian of her class at both schools.
Mrs. Rowley had a distinguished career as an educator in Florida for 44 years. She received her master's degree from the University of Florida and became supervisor of Polk County Elementary Schools. Desiring to be more involved with children, she later was appointed principal of Webster Avenue Elementary School, spending the last 19 years as principal of Carlton Palmore Elementary School.
Mrs. Rowley was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Williams Neal and Harry Lou Neal.
She is survived by a sister, Rose Neal Edmiston of Danville, KY and several nieces, nephews, cousins and two stepsisters.
A private graveside service was held on June 12, 2013, at Bellview Cemetery in Danville officiated by Dr. Tom Valentine.

Published in Ledger from June 20 to June 21, 2013