- Ada, Oklahoma

April 11, 2014

Ruby Jewel Rowsey

Allen — Services for Ruby Jewel Rowsey, 96, of Allen are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. Mark Legg will officiate.  Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Allen Chapel from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. 

Mrs. Rowsey died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home.  

She was born July 25, 1917, near Allen to William Calvin and Lillie Mae England Smith. She was reared by her grandmother, Drucilla Adeline Rogers Smith, after her mother’s death when she was 3. She graduated from Allen in 1934. She later took a business school correspondence course.

She married Ulys Grant Rowsey on May 1, 1937, in Holdenville.  He preceded her in death in 1987.  Mrs. Rowsey was a homemaker and a member of the Allen Church of Christ. 

Survivors include daughters Charlotte Clarke and husband, Ed, of Allen, and Donna Georgene Phillips and husband, Darrell, of Enid; sons, Byron Rowsey and wife, Janis, of Ada, and Roger Rowsey and wife, Cheryl, of Allen; half sisters, Carmelita Kimbrell of Ohio and Mary B. McPherson of Duncan; grandchildren, Kim and Alan Jones of Rush Springs, Kevin and Tama Tate of Terrell, Texas, Kristi and James Cook of Agra, Justin Phillips of Enid, Julie and Cory Guthrie of Edmond, Derek and D’Nay Rowsey of Latta, Jennifer and Andy Stauffer of Broken Arrow, Grant Rowsey of Ada and Kaylyn Rowsey of Allen; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Stephenson and Nellie Boren Chronister; brothers, Charles F. Smith and Walter C. Smith; stepmother, Ruth Melton Smith; halfsisters, Gladys Smith, Virginia Sanders and Josephine Terry Blevins; son-in-law, Harold Tate and grandson, Kelly Tate.

Bearers will be her grandsons, Justin Phillips, Derek Rowsey, Grant Rowsey, Alan Jones, Cory Guthrie and Kevin Tate.  Honorary bearers are Dwain Tate, Otto Harrington, Lewis Rowsey, Jay Rowsey, Bobby Johns and Bob Perkins.

The family has suggested memorials to: In Search Of The Lord’s Way, PO Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083-9901, as appropriate for expressions of sympathy.