Obituary of James Rowan
James Rowan 1/29/1952- 10/11/2021
Sierra Vista AZ resident James Rowan passed away on 10/11/2021 at Carondelet St Joseph's Hospital in Tucson, AZ. James William Rowan was born on 1/29/1952 to William Ivan Rowan and Anita Marie (Shasteen) Rowan at Anna City Hospital. James grew up in Makanda IL and graduated from Carbondale Community High School. James married Betty Jo Baggett on 5/22/1970 and shortly after started his family. James was a hard worker who worked in the Steel Mill in Indiana and relocated his family back to Southern IL where he was a truck driver over 30 years. James retired and moved to Sierra Vista AZ in 2016. James is survived by his ex wife Betty Jo Rowan of 50 years, son James (Jimbo) Rowan, daughter Anita (Rowan) Elliott, Joseph (Tara) Rowan, and Roger (Nikki) Rowan, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren all of southern Illinois. James was also survived by his siblings Gayla (Rowan) Borganoni, Jeff Rowan, Jesse Rowan and John Rowan. James is preceded in death by his parents, brother Joe Rowan, daughter Jeanne (Rowan) Dalton, and grandson RJ Stroehlein.
James was a simple person and you never wondered what was on his mind. James was a hard worker who loved to help others. James will be sorely missed by his family and his four legged companion of 15 years, Daisy. Family and friends are welcome to attend the Memorial service on Saturday 10/16/2021 at 4pm located at Hope Church in Anna IL 110 East Davie Street.