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Melvine Justine Rowland

age 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday May 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 14, 1923, in Waco, Ohio, the daughter of Justina (Lintz) and George Miller. Mrs. Rowland, formerly of Williamsfield, Ohio, lived in Parma for the past four years. A graduate of Canton Township High School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University. She married Edsel F. Rowland June 21, 1947. Mrs. Rowland taught English, Latin and French at Williamsfield High School. She was also a substitute teacher and postal clerk at Williamsfield Post Office. Mrs. Rowland was an active member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church, serving as United Methodist Women treasurer for many years. She was an avid reader and member of Bay View Literary Club. Mrs. Rowland was a loving wife, mother, superb baker and excellent cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years, Edsel F. Rowland; granddaughter, Tanya L. Roos; sister, Helen Lum and three brothers, George, Henry and Martin Miller. Survivors include her children, Ford W. "Bill" (Luz) Rowland of O'Fallon, Illinois; Gloria (John) Homolak of Parma Heights, Ohio; and John R. "Jack" (Jody) Rowland of Farmdale, Ohio; three grandchildren, Michael Homolak, John Rowland and Jenna (Greg) Mallow; three great-grandchildren, Kelsie (Daniel) Porter, Emma Roos and Ethan Mallow; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bay L. Porter and Konnor Porter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, May 18 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Baumgardner Funeral Home, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman, Ohio. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home, with Pastor Lyle W. Lipps officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsfield Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Williamsfield United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life service will also be held at Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 6330 Ridge Road, Parma, OH on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 11 AM. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in The Repository on May 18, 2018
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