Ruby J. Rowland

Ruby J. Rowland

Ruby J. Rowland, 96, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. She was born November 18, 1917, in Pine Creek Twp, the daughter of John and Ethel (Powell) Sheely. On October 8, 1938, in Polo, she was united in marriage to Eugene C. Rowland (he preceded her in March of 2003). Ruby was a member of the former Polo First Christian Church, now known as Faith Discovery Church, Polo. She truly devoted her life to her family. Ruby enjoyed baking, gardening, teaching sunday school at her church and loved her animals.

Survivors include daughter Carol Rowland of Polo; son Richard (Mary Ellen) Rowland of Polo; sister Wanda Wiggins of Polo; 1 Granddaughter and 3 Step-Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren and 7 Step-Great Grandchildren, 13 Step-Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her great grandchildren Vanaca Jo Plant and Justus Steven Jo Bartelt; sisters Lillie Sheely and Edna Bogie; brothers Everett, Glenn and Wayne Sheely.

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Polo Family Funeral Home on Monday (Sept. 22), with an 11:00 a.m. graveside service to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Faith Discovery Church and Tri County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be sent to on the Internet.

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