January 6, 1933 - September 26, 2019
Kathleen Hope Chewning Rowan, known as Kitty or Miss Kitty to family and friends, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 26, 2019. Kitty was a wife, mother, waitress, pharmacy aide, CNA, grandmother/aide at Coalton Elementary School, and grandmother and great grandmother. Wherever she went and whatever she did she had an impact on people, young and old. Her quick wit, wicked sense of humor and sharp tongue kept us all on our toes! We will miss her more than we ever imagined possible. Kitty was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her siblings were Dorothy June Lambert, Alfred “Fritz” Phillips, Gretha Faith Moran, Cecil ”Buster” Markley, Ronald Markley and Dale Markley. She suffered and survived the loss of an infant son, Donald Arthur Chewning, her first husband, Arthur “Pat” Jennings Chewning, her second husband, Derrell “Buck” Rowan and a great grandchild, Andrew Clark Barnes. She is survived by the legacy she created with her four remaining children, Deborah Chewning Barnes, Daniel O’Dell Chewning, Ricky Alan Chewning (Susan), and Kevin Mark Chewning (Dawnie). Her grandchildren, their spouses and great grandchildren are Thad and Char Barnes and sons Matthew, Christopher, Patrick; Erick Barnes and children Lilly and Jacob; Elizabeth Miller and Katie Bright and children Nolan and Taylor; Rachel and Kevin Paynter and child Liaha; Seth Chewning, Katy Chewning, Abby Chewning, Lillianna Chewning, Dustin Chewning and Garrett Chewning. She was known to accept people into her heart and life – she did that with two special people. One was an exchange student named Danielle who became a permanent part of our family and added a husband, Kendall, and Olivia, Victoria and Alexander to our amazing family. The other was Ana Paula Cardoso who adored Grandma Kitty and was like another granddaughter to her. We were beyond blessed to have this woman as our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. While we grieve for our loss, we also rejoice in her victory over the illness that overtook her and the joy she has in her new heavenly home. Friends may call from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Tomblyn Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Shiflet officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center, 801 Harrison Ave., Elkins, WV 26241 or the American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501 in memory of Mrs. Rowan. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Kathleen Hope Chewning Rowan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
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