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June 14, 2007

(12/8/1918 - 6/10/2007)

Robert Pearl Rowe, 88, of Memphis, Missouri left this life on June 10, 2007 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

He was born December 8, 1918 to Earl and Delora O. Marlow Rowe near Downing, Missouri. Robert attended country school and Downing High School. On March 16, 1939, he was united in marriage to Beulah Vetra Acton at Memphis, Missouri. To this union a daughter was born.

Robert and his wife farmed until 1954 when they moved to Memphis after he started working for the Missouri State Highway Department in 1953. He retired on May 31, 1981 after 28 years with MoDOT. Robert enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends.

Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Ray Howard of Memphis, Missouri, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and his wife, Vetra, on March 30, 2006.

The funeral service was June 13, 2007 at the Memphis Funeral Home with Reverend Ernest Deatrick officiating. Music was provided by Ann Luther. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Scotland County, Missouri. Casket bearers were Richard Briggs, Robert Newman, Phil Duley, Larry Martin, Mike Parrish, and Greg Shelley. Honorary bearers will be Vern Bullock and Waldo McWilliam.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery or the Scotland County Nutrition Center. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolence may be sent to Robertís daughter at

Memphis Funeral Home is caring for Robert and his family.

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