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Rowena L. Norwood Dec. 31, 1922 - Dec. 5, 2018

Rowena L. Norwood, age 95, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Roanoke, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey-Love Mortuary. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Rowena was born on Dec. 31, 1922, in Mentone, the daughter of Walter and Pearl (Davis) Lackey. She graduated from Mentone High School and spent a year at the Butler University Music Conservatory. She then earned a bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and went on to earn a master’s degree in special education from St. Francis College. Rowena married Jerry Norwood on Aug. 14, 1968, in Tucson, Arizona. Her special education teaching career of 33 years included 17 years for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, as well as years working with the children of Kosciusko, Wabash and Whitley County schools; she retired in 1985. She was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2689 Auxiliary and a member of American Legion Post #160 in Roanoke. She was a member of Huntington Moose Lodge #827 and both the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Huntington County Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jerry L. Norwood of Fort Wayne; daughters Vickie (Robert R. “Bob”) Busian of Fort Wayne and Talinda (Rob) Morrow and Cynthia (Dan) Killion, both of Bloomington; a son, Ben Beard of Bloomington; stepdaughters Kathy (Larry) Burd and Linda (Dave) Spindler, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her parents precede her in death.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com. Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Rowena L. Norwood.