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Marlena Rowe

November 3, 1947 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 72)

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Marlena Rowe, 72, of Newport, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Carteret Health Care.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Karl Zorowski. The family invites friends to view the service through the webcast on the obituary page for Marlena on the Munden Funeral Home website. 

The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Marlena taught High School Math for 30 years, and was a member of NCAE, and National Education Association.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Rowe of the home; sons, Eric Rowe of Newport and Charles “Alan” Rowe of Asheville; father, Archie E. Austin of Morehead City; sisters, Marie Fulcher of Newport, Susan Lawrence and husband Roger of Morehead City, Debbie Jones and husband Tom of Newport, and Jan Dowell and husband Aaron of Bluffton, SC; brother, Archie Austin, Jr. of Hamptonville; and grandchildren, Alyssia Taylor Rowe, Elijah Brock Rowe, Macey Charlene Rowe and Mackenzie Taylor Rowe.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Austin.

The family will receive friends 1:00 - 1:30 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Munden Funeral Home. As we take extra steps to maintain a healthy environment, we strongly urge that the public use wise judgement in attending. If you are showing any signs of illness, we humbly ask that you forgo the visitation time. We welcome you to express condolences through the Munden Funeral Home website.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to N.C. Teaching Fellows Program, 910 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City, NC.  


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April 2, 2020

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Private Services

Greenwood Cemetery
Myrtle St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event


N.C. Teaching Fellows Program
910 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27514

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