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Harriet Rose Rowbotham, 92, of Staunton, Ill., died at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Staunton on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Born Aug. 18, 1929, in Port Huron, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Marguarite (Wilson) Glaab. She married Floyd M. "Bud" Rowbotham on June 19, 1948. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before he passed away on April 8, 2020.

She was employed as a customer service representative for Sears, also as a secretary for Northern High School in Port Huron, and as a secretary for the director of nursing at Palmyra Park Hospital and Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Ga. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Staunton. She graduated from St. Stephens High School in Port Huron in 1947. Harriet loved crocheting, painting their wood-working projects, crossword puzzles, and line dancing.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan (Bill) Miller of Staunton; one son, Steven (Sue) Rowbotham of Bogart, Ga .; five grandchildren, Becky (Corey) Painter, Billy (Tabitha) Miller, Kamela Rowbotham, Derek (Reena) Rowbotham, Lucy Winn Fuller; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Painter, Zachary Painter, Megan Miller, Cadence Miller, Halle Miller, Gatlyn Miller, Ayden Rowbotham, Amelia Rowbotham, Emily Barr, Abigail Fuller; and one great-great-grandchild is due in August. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Scott Rowbotham; a grandson, Jonathan Rowbotham; two sisters, Eunice Ernst, Betty Byington; and a brother, Wilson Glaab.

Private graveside services will be held Saturday, May 28, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton with Rev. Nancy Hubert officiating.

Memorials are suggested to either First United Methodist Church of Staunton or to The Special Olympics. Condolences may be left online at www. Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.

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