Frances Alene Shenkle Rowe, age 95, longtime resident of Marshalltown, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at the Central Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, where her family will be present to greet friends. Memorial contributions may be directed in her name to her family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Frances and her family.
Left to cherish Frances' memory, her son Kenneth E. Rowe and his wife Alice of Vancouver, Wash., daughter, Carolyn S. Mehlow and her husband C. LeRoy of Austin, Texas, also six sisters, Berneice Brownfield of Colo, Hildred Spence of Marshalltown, Jean Day, of Marshalltown, Arlene Cripps, of Marshalltown, Shirley Nicholson and her husband Rich, of Marshalltown and Sherry Meier, of Ames; four adored grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.