Mount Vernon News
  • Richard E. Rowland

  • May 14, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Richard E. Rowland, 80, of Mount Vernon died at his residence on May 12, 2010, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late Harry and Mabel (Yerian) Rowland. Richard was a member of the AMVETS Post 95, the Colonial City Moose Lodge and a Mason for the past 60 years.
Richard is survived by his children, Karen (Robert) Bumpus of Centerburg, Phyllis Long of Colorado, Rita (Bob) Davis of Marysville, Rhonda (Rick) Brown of Mount Vernon, Beverly (Michael) Timson of Ashville, Lisa (Tracy) Nethers of Gambier, Lynn Rowland of Mount Vernon, Michael A. Rowland and Richard Rowland Jr., both of Columbus, and Scott (Karen) Vagnier of Hicksville; a sister, Carol Groves of Columbus; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy J. Rowland, in 1998; a brother, Fred Rowland; and an infant grandson.
Friends may call Sunday, May 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg with Pastor Dwayne Shugert officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made in Richard’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To express a condolence or share a memory with the Rowland family, please visit


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