Ian Rowell
1956 - 2021
Barnett Family Funeral Home - Oskaloosa
1220 Walnut Street
Oskaloosa, KS
Ian James Rowell, 65, of Lawrence, died Monday, August 16, 2021 at his home. He was born April 5, 1956 at Worksop Derby Shire, England, the son of Albert James and Margery Brown Rowell. Ian's family emigrated to the United States in 1966 and became American Citizens. He was a 1974 graduate of Lawrence High School and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1979, earning a BA degree in Geography. He worked as an Information Specialist in the Geology Department of the University of Kansas 40 years, retiring in April, 2021. He was a certified Master Diver with the Scuba Shack in Lawrence and was formerly an EMT and volunteer for the Wakarusa Township Fire Dept.

He married Rhonda S. Duncan-Shreve on July 20, 2006 at Lawrence, she survives at the home. He is also survived by his parents Albert James and Margery Rowell, Lawrence, a step-son, Dustin (Jamie Stokes) Shreve, Lawrence, one sister, Alison (Jim) Nye, Lawrence, one brother, Gareth (Milissa) Rowell, Clever, MO, a sister-in-law, Marie Rowell, Eldorado, KS, one step-grandson, Nick Sanders, one step-granddaughter, Kayla Ugolini and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Colin Rowell and two nieces, Sally Rowell and Mhari Rowell.

Cremation Care is planned. Memorials suggested to Douglas County Hospice and Visiting Nurses in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home/Jefferson County Crematory, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066. Ian's family would like to acknowledge and give special Thanks to the Hospice Nurses, Doctors and Visiting Nurses for their wonderful care for Ian. barnettfamilyfh.com
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 18, 2021.
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So very sorry for your loss.
Jeri Kaesler
August 20, 2021
Thanks for the help when I was a geology student and when I worked as a student for the Engineering Lab. A special memory was when you removed a fish hook from the beak of a kingfisher bird when we were canoeing.
Bill Dodd
August 19, 2021
We are extremely sorry to hear the sad news about Ian's passing. Bruce very much appreciates having gotten the chance to know and work with Ian. We are very sorry for your loss Marge and Bert and our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Sending you our sincerest sympathies. Bruce & Paulyn
Bruce Lieberman & Paulyn Cartwright
August 18, 2021
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