Obituary-Sally Rowe

Sally Louise (Lafferty) Rowe, 67, died Monday, August 7, 2023, at Nodaway Nursing Home in Maryville, Missouri after a long battle with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18th at the Melby Mortuary in Mankato, Kansas at 9:00 am and a Celebration of Life Service at 10:00 am followed by an inurnment at the Jewell City Cemetery in Jewell, Kansas.

Sally was born on May 8, 1956, in McCook, Nebraska to Cecil Carl and Bonnie June (Watkins) Lafferty at St Catherine’s hospital.  She gained an associate degree in criminal justice from McCook Community College then later took Data Processing at NCK Vo-Tech.

Sally married Kenneth Rowe and later divorced.  She bought the local tavern, Danbury Rec, where she served fast food and drinks for several years.  She was a member of the Beaver Valley Fire District and the Assistant Fire Chief.  Sally loved her dogs, country music, movies, and crossword puzzles.  She was an active member of Jewell County Antique Tractor Show for many years and attended the Jewell Methodist Church.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, special friend, Donn Topliff and sister in-laws, Linda Lafferty and LaVona Lafferty.  She is survived by brother, Don Lafferty of McCook, NE, sister, Betty (Ralph) Florea of Hopkins, MO, sister, Susan (Dennis) Campbell of Lodi, CA, brother, Lyle Lafferty of Scranton, KS and brother, John (Lynette) Lafferty of Gibbon, NE as well as many nieces, nephew, great nieces and great nephews.

Memorials may be given in Sally’s name for further research with MS to KU Medical Center at 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 or in care of Melby Mortuary, PO Box 384, Mankato, Kansas 66956.

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