CAMBRIDGE -- Donaldeen "Donny" Y. Rowe of Indianola died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old.
Donny was born on Oct. 12, 1927, in Rockford, Iowa, to Donald V. and Gwendolyn S. (Crowell) Palmer. She graduated from Rockford High School in 1945.
She was united in marriage to James D. Rowe on June 11, 1949, in Minnesota. To this union two children were born, Dennis and Duana. Donny was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, reading, puzzles and her family.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lakemills, Iowa.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Donald and Gwendolyn Palmer; husband, Duane in 1978; and grandson, Jamie Thomas in 1976.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Rowe of McCook; daughter, Duana Thomas-Karr of Indianola; two brothers, Keith Palmer and wife, Jean and Terry Palmer, all of Friendswood, Texas; one sister, Sue Jonward of Madison, S.D.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.
There will be no local services. An inurnment will be later in Rockford, Iowa.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.