Dorothy Mae (Morris) “Aunt Dot” Rowlett, age 90, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 17, 1923, near Mount Sterling, Indiana, the daughter of the late, George L. & Della Frances (Ritchie) Morris. She was raised in Bennington, where she attended the Saint Mary’s School. Aunt Dot was united in marriage on October 17, 1942, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, John Rowlett. She & John shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until his death on December 11, 1989. She was a former Clerk for Morris’s Five & Dime, G.C. Murphy & Metzger’s Mensware all in Madison, Indiana. Her husband, John referred to her lovingly as Fluffy & Lighting. They enjoyed making Elderberry Wine together. Shortly after obtaining her drivers license, Aunt Dot hit the guard rail on Hanging Rock Hill in Madison, Indiana. After her husband died, Aunt Dot bought a car from Mark Dickerson & shortly after hit a car in the Walmart parking lot in Madison, Indiana. Aunt Dot called Mark Dickerson to give the car back to him! After that, she never drove again. She attended the Madison & Vevay Senior Center & was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Madison, Indiana & was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Aunt Dot will be remembered for her love of playing Euchre, Canasta, Bingo & her love for her cat, Miss Kitty. Aunt Dot enjoyed spending time with her family every Sunday. Aunt Dot died at 1:48 am, Tuesday April 8, 2014, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.
Aunt Doll will be missed by her sister: Betty Bovard Griswold & her husband: Bob of Bennington, IN; her aunt: Myrtle Richie of Vevay, IN; her 13-nieces: Carla Bovard Van Norstran & her husband: Rick of Bennington, IN, Teresa Bovard Lyons & her husband: Steve of Vevay, IN, Rosemary Bovard of Vevay, IN, Mickalene Smith & her husband: Tim of Harrison, OH, Debbie Lukie & her companion: David Miller of North Vernon, IN, Dotty Ellingwood & her husband: George of RI, Georgia Morris of Madison, IN, Dee Willis of Madison, IN, Caren Taylor of Connersville, IN, Donna Gray of Connersville, IN, Betty Jo Smith of Vevay, IN, Edna Lee Cox of Connersville, IN & Wilma Hunt of New Castle, IN; her 7-nephews: Glenn Bovard & his wife: Kassi of Bennington, IN, Danny Morris & his wife: Evelyn of North Vernon, IN, Wayne Carlton of East Enterprise, IN, John Morris & his wife: Patti of Harrison, IN, Noel Keith Morris & his wife: Terrie of Versailles, IN, Joe Dance of Cincinnati, OH & Raymond Floyd Dance of Connersville, IN; her several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces & great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
parents: George L. & Della Frances (Ritchie) Morris; her husband of nearly 47 years: John Rowlett; her sister: Naomi Carlton; her brothers: Oral D. Morris & George Mace “Junior” Morris, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 11, 2014, at 1:00 pm, by Pastor Bill Madison, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.