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Betty Catherine Rowen (12-19-12) service 12-22-12

Betty Catherine Rowen

Betty Catherine Rowen passed peacefully in her sleep early on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at NHC Hillview.

Born Nov. 19, 1939, Betty was 73 years old. She was the daughter of the late Chester Willoughby and Daisy DeBerry Willoughby.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jim Rowen; sons, Robert M.Wood III (Jona), Michael Rowen (Mary); daughters, Cheri Wood Kozlowski (Bart), Beth Wood Wilson; sister, Peggy Land; brother, Edwin Willoughby; grandchildren, Kendra Mahoney, Kory Andrew Kozlowski, Erin Pennicook, Emily Morgan, Murry Wood IV, JP Wilson, Zachary Wood; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Samara, and Malachi.

Betty was proceeded in death by sisters, Zubie Harrison, Patsy McCullar; daughter, Debra Smith.

Betty was born and raised in Savannah and moved to Florida in 1977 where she was a successful realtor for 30 years. Betty and Jim moved back to Savannah in 2007 to be closer to family.

A private gathering occurred on Saturday, Dec. 22, for family only.

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