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Max Ardell Rowley - December 29, 2011


Max Ardell Rowley, 82, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at his home in Imperial, Neb.
Max was born on July 27, 1929, to Dewey and Chole (King) Rowley.
He grew up in the Blanche Community and later graduated from CCHS in 1948.
On July 9, 1951, he was united in marriage to Genevieve E. Hedges. Born to this union were three children, Dan, Diana and Brenda. Two weeks after their marriage, Max was called to duty in Korea.
After his tour in Korea the family resided in Enders, Neb., until 1972 when they moved to Imperial to their current residence.
Max worked for Howard Legg Construction for awhile before being employed with Frenchman Valley Coop for 45 years.
He loved camping with his family, playing his steel guitar and accordian and hunting pheasants.
He as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Max is preceded in death by his parents, sister Greta and Merietta, brother Melvin and daughter Diana.
He is survived by his loving wife, Genny, of 60 years; son, Dan Rowley of Imperial; daughter, Brenda Florea and husband, Greg, of Lincoln; grandchildren, Kelly Rowley of Grand Island, Tracy (Brian) Metz of Pleasanton, Crystal (Joel) Moore of Littleton, Colo., Mike (Lena) Rowley of Imperial, Angela (Brian) Williams of Grant, and Eric Florea of Lincoln; great grandchildren, Grant Metz, Kymberli Rowley, Cody Williams, MacKenzie Metz, Travis Rowley, Taylor Williams, Chase Rowley and Madison Rowley.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial with Martin Harmon officiating.
Guitarist and vocalist is Kim Silvester.
Casketbearers are Mike Rowley, Kelly Rowley, Brian Metz, Eric Florea, Brian Williams and Joel Moore.
Military rites was by VFW Post #4688 of Imperial.
Burial followed at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
Memorials can be made to the Imperial Community Center.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.