Marjorie Evelyn Rowley

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Marjorie Evelyn Rowley was born to Clyde and Irene (Clabaugh) Pursley in Dundy County, Nebraska on Feb. 9, 1938. She attended school in Imperial and graduated high school with the Class of 1955.
Evelyn, as everyone knew her, married Darrell A. Rowley in Imperial on Feb. 9, 1959. Evelyn and Darrell continued to live in Imperial where he worked construction and she would work for many years at the Chase County Community Hospital and the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. The couple would live in Chase County all their married lives.
To this union four children were born: Bill, Tom, Darrell Jr. and Peggy.
Darrell Sr. passed away in December of 1984. Evelyn continued to work at the hospital and nursing home where she served in the kitchen and as a CNA until health problems forced her to retire. She loved crocheting and putting puzzles together as well as playing board games and cards. It is no coincidence that most of her hobbies included things that she could do with her friends and family; she loved being surrounded by those she loved.
Evelyn passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2019 at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Nebraska. She was 80 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant brother Leland; brother Bud Pursley; sisters Lila and Marseleen and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Survivors include son Bill (Lori) Rowley of Alliance; son Tom (Lori) Rowley of Imperial; son Darrell Rowley Jr. of North Platte; daughter Peggy (Mike) Pracheil of Dorchester; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister Mary Emma Maris of Imperial; brother John Pursley of Stratton; and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Evelyn Rowley will be Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home in Imperial.
Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice in Evelyn’s name.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.


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