Rowena’s first job was a waitress in Polk, where she was hired by a patron for LT & T. After moving to California, she was a book keeper at The Warf. Rowena moved back to York in 1972, where she was an owner and book keeper at Batterton Home Improvement for over 30 years. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Her faith and family were most important to Rowena.
Those left to keep her memory alive are her daughters Lou Ann (Terry Edmunds) Bieck, Sherri (Jeff) Scott, Johna Meints, Becky Batterton, and daughter-in-law Bee Jay Lind-Kaiser. Her grandchildren; Melissa (Trent) Lage, T.J. Edmunds, Jesse (Jasmine) Scott, Aaron and Casey Sheppard, Andy & Niclas Carlson. Great grandchildren include; Maelin, Renna, and Seger Lage, Haamid, Jibreel, and Malik Scott, and Kyler Carlson. She is also survived by her sisters Lois Wiemer and brother, Louis (Sandy) Light, sister-in-law’s Wava Light, Ruby Light, Rita Light, and Thelma Rhoers.
She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, husbands Jim and Lester, daughter Jackie, son Les Kaiser, grandson Mick Edmunds, great grandson Kaden James Lage, sister Darlene LaVelle, brothers Dennis Light, Rod Light and Joe Light.
We will carry her and the values she taught us with us throughout our entire lives, and the love we have for her, much like her faith in God, will never lessen or cease. How blessed we have been to have our granny.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday October 24, 2020 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York, with Reverend Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. COVID 19 funeral guidelines will be implemented with spaced seating and masks encouraged. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday at Metz Mortuary in York. Rowena’s service will be webcast live on the church’s website at http://www.emmanuelyorkne.com/. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, School, or family for later designation.