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Charles Vernon Rowe

Updated: Mar 1

August 14, 1930 — February 26, 2024
Pleasanton, Kansas

Charles Vernon Rowe, age 93, Pleasanton, Kansas, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024.  He was born on August 14, 1930, in Utica, Kansas, the son of Roland and Millie Mounce Rowe.  He graduated from Blue Mound High School.  Charles was united in marriage to Marjorie Smith on December 23, 1950.  She preceded him in death on May 26, 2022.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Elevator Constructors Union Local No. 12.  He and wife, Marjorie, later owned and operated Linn County Ambulance before retiring.  

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roland J. Rowe and Donnie Rowe; and a sister, Bonnie Long.  Charles is survived by three sons, Wally Rowe and wife Sandy, Warren Rowe, and Ward Rowe; a daughter, Linda Holt and husband Roger; five grandchildren, Angela, Mackenzie, Jace, Clinton, and Emily; three step-grandchildren, Janese, Tammy, and Ricky; and eight great-grandchildren, Russell, Elijah, Brad, Jaxon, Taylor, Jake, Calla, and Elliotte.  

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.  Burial will be in the Battlefield Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to service time at the Pleasanton Chapel.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs or shelter of your choice.  Online condolences can be left at  

(Published in the Linn County Journal on February 28, 2024.)

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