Cleo E. Davis Rowe

ROWE, Cleo Elizabeth Davis, 96, of Wintersville, OH, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 24, 1917, in Steubenville, OH, the daughter of the late David John and Mary Elizabeth (Bickerstaff) Davis.

Cleo worked at the family owned business the Black Bear Inn, and was on staff at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County for 15 years. Cleo also served as a mentor for children at Wintersville Elementary.

Cleo was a charter member of the Buena Vista United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for 39 years. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star LaBelle Chapter 114 and received her 50-year pin in 2011. She was a member of the First Family of Jefferson County.

One of Cleo’s favorite hobbies was playing cards and she was involved in various card clubs for over 67 years.

Cleo was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John W. Rowe whom she married on August 22, 1934; an infant son; infant daughter, Janet; infant grandson, Curtis Bambic; brother, John E. Davis; and sisters, Dorothy Margaret Davis (infant) and Edith L. Saltsman.

She is survived by her son, John T. “Jack” (Kathy) Rowe of Wilson, N.C.; daughters Janice (Bill) Plante of East Springfield, OH, Charlotte (Ric) Bambic of Bellbrook, OH, Cheryl (Scott) Wells of Wintersville, OH and Kim (Jack) Beveridge of Centreville, VA; 13 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Family and friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday at Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 3801 Schenley Ave., Steubenville, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Bob Welch officiating. Entombment at Fort Steuben. Eastern Star service Friday 6:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 3801 Schenley Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.