NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Karen Mae “Kay” Rowley, 82 of New Springfield, peacefully passed away Friday evening, June 9, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Kay will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and loving nature.

She was born March 16, 1941 in East Liverpool, the daughter of Vincent and Belva (Shallcross) Foreman and attended Beaver Local Schools.

Besides being a proud homemaker and the matriarch for her family, Kay worked alongside her husband, Joseph, as an over-the-road truck driver. Together they enjoyed each other’s company and seeing all the various sites throughout the United States.

Kay had many passions in life. She enjoyed spending time with her family along with cooking and baking for them. They will all miss her delicious dishes and especially her famous pineapple upside down cake.

Her husband, Joseph “Joe” Rowley, whom she married October 11, 1958, passed away on March 23, 2020.

Kay leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories her children, Joseph V. (Sue) Rowley of Unity, Diane Buch of Michigan, Beth Ann (Jay) Willis of North Lima and James (Melanie) Rowley of Youngstown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Pfiller and Debbie (Craig) Hunter; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Kay was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Metrovich.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Kay on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:50 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street, Boardman, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ralph Edwards.

On behalf of Kay’s family, they would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of the Hospice House for all the care and compassion shown to them and Kay throughout this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made in Kay’s name to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Family and friends may visit to send condolences to Kay’s family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karen Mae “Kay” (Foreman) Rowley, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Thursday, June 15 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.