M. Rowena Workman
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Rowena Workman, 90, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was a former lifelong resident, living 60 years in the same farm home, of Jefferson Township, Knox County, in the Danville and Greer area. She was born June 8, 1918, in Knox County to the late Charles S. and Lola M. (Scholes) Awwiller. In 1940, she married her husband, Robert L. Workman, who preceded her in death in 1984. Two brothers, Clarence and Beryl, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and its Ladies Auxiliary. She was a charter member of the Danville Garden Club, and a 63-year member of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, with whom she was an accredited OAGC Flower Show judge for 38 years, and served in the county and regional offices, including OAGC Junior Garden Club Chairperson for four years.
She also loved to play cards and to needlework crafts. After moving to Mount Vernon, she was a Red Cross volunteer at Knox Community Hospital, volunteered at the Mount Vernon library, was a member of the Red Hat Society, was a 4-H leader for eight years, and belonged to the Tan & Toil Garden Club.
She is survived by a son, Barry L. Workman, Ph.D., and his wife, Sarah-Jane, of Columbus; a granddaughter, Mollie-Marie of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, husband and brothers, she was preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Estella Awwiller and Dorothy Awwiller.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery on Chapel Road near Danville. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate.
Memorial donations can be made to the Wesley Chapel Church, 18975 Chapel Road, Danville, OH 43014. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.