Vida Nell Rowe, age 96, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home with Scotte Clark, minister of the Hamilton St. Church of Christ in Olney, officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Nell was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Gus Greene. and Nora Ann (Hooton) Slayton. She graduated from St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing in Amarillo, Texas, in 1937. She was a nurse in Olney for over 50 years. She married William Fred Rowe on March 2, 1940, in El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1983. Nell was an active member of the Hamilton St. Church of Christ and the author of "The Scriptures in Verse." She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Cecil Slayton; her sisters, Lois Adams and Vera Camp,; and one granddaughter, Rhonda Miller.
Nell is survived by her two sons: Cecil Rowe of Watauga, Texas, and Calvin Rowe of White Settlement, Texas; two daughters: Norma Jean Miller of Watauga, Texas, and Catherine Rowe of Wichita Falls, Texas; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the funeral home before the service Thursday.
Memorials may be sent to the Hamilton St. Church of Christ, P.O. Box 736, Olney, Texas 76374.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.