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Obituary for John Patrick Rowan

John Patrick Rowan, 87, of Weston, passed away on Monday, October 17th, 2022 at his home. He was born in Churchville, WV on November 6th, 1934: son of the late Patsy Rowan and Margaret Ann (Groggs) Rowan. On July 14th, 1956, he married Betty (Keesucker) Rowan, who preceded him in death on October 6th, 2012.

John will be forever remembered by six daughters: Linda Rhoades, Virginia Bleigh and husband Bob, Brenda King, Katrina Workman and husband Mike, Pam Spinks and husband Donnie, and Mary Leigh all of Weston, four sons: Kevin Rowan and wife Susan, Johnny Rowan and Peggy Curtis, David Rowan and wife Brenda, and Robbie Butcher all of Weston, one son-in-law: Archie Riddle and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He will also be remembered by his two siblings: James Rowan and Pearl Lattea both of Weston and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Betty, John was preceded in death by two daughters: Betty Jo Rowan and Joyce Riddle, three brothers: Wayne, Joe and Frank Rowan, two sisters: Mary Starcher and Betty Heath and two son-in-laws: Stewart Rhoades and Bill King.

John worked at the Louie Glass Factory in Weston as a glass worker and gatherer. He was a hard worker and was always working on some project of his own. He enjoyed hunting turkey and deer and fishing. John was known for making fishing poles from bamboo cane and giving them away as gifts, especially to children. John enjoyed being with his family and will be missed by his family and friends.

Family and friends will gather at Hardman Family Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue of Weston on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 11AM-1PM. The funeral service will begin at 1PM from the funeral home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow services at the Snyder Cemetery in Churchville, WV. Online condolences and life stories in memory of John may be expressed at

Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the family of John Patrick Rowan.