Virginia A. Rowe, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
She was born in Plymouth to Vera and George Alliss on Oct. 24, 1935. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1953. She moved to South Bend in 1954 and worked for Bendix until she married Ernest Rowe in Pine, in 1957.
The couple moved to Hobart, where she worked for Liberty Loan Company. She was transferred to Millinocket, Maine; Taunton, Mass.; Worcester, Mass.; and lastly Waltham, Mass. There she worked for Raytheon, where she was one of the inspectors for the Apollo and Polaris Missile that went to the moon. She got to meet Neil Armstrong during that time.
In 1967, they moved to St. Louis, Mo. and worked for Essex Cryogenics for 33 years until her retirement.
She and Ernest owned their own real estate company for 25 years.
Friends and relatives found her very loving and generous, whether it was taking them to doctor appointments, shopping or just out for dinner. The highlights of her life were made traveling to 43 different countries.
Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers: Dale, George and Ben; and sisters: Shirley Lake and Almary Knowles.
She is survived by her brother: Roger Alliss, Frankfort, Ill.; and sister: Janet Lortie, Ligonier.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with funeral services to follow at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Hagar Tolson officiating. Burial will take place immediately following at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.