Benita Rowland

Pekin, IN, Benita Tate (Rynearson) Rowland, age 88, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Baptist Floyd Hospital in New Albany, IN.

She was born in Conway, Arkansas on January 26, 1931. Benita enjoyed sewing and making jewelry. She also recorded several songs and performed as an entertainer at USO for World War II Veterans. Benita is preceded in death by her loving husband Finley A. Rowland, her parents, one brother Claude Lee Gooch, and a half -sister Pat Phillips.

Benita is survived by one son Ben Rowland, three daughters Ruby Scott, Elaina Rowland, and Melissa Lee (Keith) Wright. Half-brother Norman Bland and half-sisters Mary Webb and Willie Eaton. Seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday January 11, 2020, and from 12:00 p.m. noon Sunday till time of service. Cremation following the service was chosen by family.

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