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Ivil Counts Rowell

Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena.

Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing her garden and cooking from her bounty of homegrown food. Ivil loved to hunt and fish with her family and friends. She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to all. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by son, Roy Rowell and wife Wanda of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Carlene Broach and husband Richard of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Joyce Gibbons and husband James of Vandervoort, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Rowell, two brothers, four sisters, and one grandchild.

Funeral service will be at Cove First Baptist Church in Cove, Arkansas Saturday, August 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. with Brother Victor Rowell and Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will follow in Cecil Chapel Cemetery in Vandervoort under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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