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Funeral services for Norma Lea Rowlett, 85, Hockley, Texas, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rowlett died January 29, 2014, at the home of her daughter, where she had resided since being widowed in December of 2010.

She was born June 24, 1928, in Howell County, Missouri, to Herbert Collins and Opal Fox Collins. On May 29, 1948, she was married at Viola, Arkansas, to Joe Thomas Rowlett, who preceded her in death on December 1, 2010. Norma went to school in Dora and Bakersfield, and obtained her teaching certificate; after which she taught a few years in one room schools in Howell County. She was also a homemaker and had worked at Sterling’s. She loved music, wrote many songs and sang for many years with gospel quartets in the area. Norma was a faithful Christian and attended Union Grove Church for most of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Rowlett Brown, husband, Curtis, Hockley, Texas; granddaughter, Callista Rowlett, West Plains, Missouri; three grandsons, Jason Brown, wife, Jacquelyn, The Woodlands, Texas and Randy Brown, wife, Allison, Buffalo, Wyoming and Jared Brown, Houston, Texas; three step-grandsons, Brian Dailing, Aaron Dailing and Adam Dailing; three great-grandchildren, Richard Brown, Daniel Brown and Collyns Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Her parents, husband, one son, Eddie Joe Rowlett, two brothers, Marvin Collins and Denzol Collins and her sister, Anna Loree Morris, precede her in death.

Mrs. Rowlett will lie in state from 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

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