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Carles L. Rowden, 89, of DeSoto, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Crystal Oaks Residential Care Center. He enjoyed camping, Cardinal Baseball, and spending time with his family. Carles was a retired truck driver. Born on September 26, 1926 in Freeburg, Missouri; he was the son of the late Milford I. and Nancy K. (nee Sloan) Rowden. His dear wife, Anahlee M. (Brown) Rowden preceded him in death.
Surviving family members are his sons, Michael G. (wife, Janet) Rowden of Hillsboro, Mitchell L. (wife, Ruth) Rowden of Crystal City, and Thomas L. (Tee Sonethongkham) Rowden of St. Louis; two daughters, Donna K. (husband, Robert) Davis of Festus and Dorothy L. (husband, John) Lenz of DeSoto; nine grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death are his three daughters, Beverly A. Rowden, Norma Lee Rowden and Doris A. Denbow; four brothers, Claude, Raymond, Earl, and Ralph Rowden; five sisters, Lettie Mulenburg, Lennie Dake, Jessie Crum, Selma Hollis and Genevieve Crider; two granddaughters, Katie Eaton and Dana Lenz; and two grandsons, Philip (Chip) Rowden and Kevin Rowden.
Pastor Tami Wilson will be officiating the funeral service.