Harriet Rose (Glaab) Rowbotham

August 18, 1929 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 92)


Harriet Rose Rowbotham, 92, of Staunton, IL passed away in Staunton on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Born August 18, 1929, in Port Huron, MI, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence & Marguarite (Wilson) Glaab. She married Floyd M. “Bud” Rowbotham on June 19, 1948. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before he passed away on April 8, 2020.

She was employed as a Customer Service Rep for Sears, also as a Secretary for Northern High School in Port Huron, Michigan, and as a secretary for the Director of Nursing at Palmyra Park Hospital & Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, GA.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Staunton. She graduated from St. Stephens High School in Port Huron, Michigan in 1947. Harriet loved crocheting, painting their wood-working projects, crossword puzzles, and line dancing.

She is survived by 1 Daughter -   Susan (Bill) Miller of Staunton, Illinois, 1 Son -Steven (Sue) Rowbotham – Bogart, Georgia, 5 Grandchildren - Becky (Corey) Painter, Billy (Tabitha) Miller, Kamela Rowbotham, Derek (Reena) Rowbotham, & Lucy Winn Fuller, 10 Great Grandchildren - Ashleigh Painter, Zachary Painter, Megan Miller, Cadence Miller, Halle Miller, Gatlyn Miller, Kaylin Rowbotham,  Ayden Rowbotham, Amelia Rowbotham, Emily Barr, & Abigail Fuller.

Also 1 Great Great Grandchild due in August, & many nieces & nephews.

Besides her husband & parents, she was preceded in death by – 1 Son -  Scott Rowbotham, 1 Grandson -Jonathan Jay Rowbotham, 2 Sisters - Eunice Ernst & Betty Byington, and 1 Brother - Wilson Glaab.

Private Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, Illinois with Rev. Nancy Hubert officiating. Memorials are suggested to either First United Methodist Church of Staunton or to The Special Olympics.

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Private Interment

Memorial Park Cemetery
Route 4
Staunton, IL 62088


First United Methodist Church
513 W. Main St., Staunton IL 62088
Tel: 1-618-635-3010

Special Olympics
1133 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. DC 20036

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