Nelma Fay Rowland

July 1, 1940 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 80)


Nelma F. Rowland, 80, of Overland Park, KS passed away on February 12th, 2021.  She was born on July 1st, 1940 in Garrett, Kentucky to Elijah and Evelyn Collins.



Totally dedicated to family

Strong person – always the corner stone of the family

Good listener – always willing to listen to your problems and put hers on the back burner

Great Mother – Her kids always came 1st beyond anything else!

Awesome home manager – She was able to manage the house budget incredibly. She could stretch a $1.00 to $5.00!

Natural People Person – Could get along with anyone and make them feel completely comfortable

Jim Reid (Oldest Son)


Mom always their good and bad times. Help me out all the time.  When I needed to talk she had answers and when I came out we had a very good time.  She got sick and called me baby, made me sleep with her.  Mom never gave up on us.  She loved it in the country on the farm.  She would try to get me to help with the garden and I would ball up on the side of the garden as a kid.

Marlene Grosse (Oldest Daughter)


My mom a superwoman, best friend, amazing, very accepting, caring, compassionate and smart hardworking independent loving kind protector strong beautiful person I will miss very much it hurts so much to lose you heaven is receiving a beautiful angel

Brenda Rucker (Middle Daughter)


Amazing mother, leader, and my best friend.  Strongest person in my life while still being the most gentle person.

Becky Bystrom (Youngest Daughter)


My wonderful Mom,

Mom was always my “Rock” for sound advice for when I needed her for Life’s challenges, parenting, relationship advice, and a blast to vacation with. I will always remember my “Country Girl Mom”, whose strength as parent and woman set the bar pretty high to follow. Mom always gave more than she ever expected in return whose tolerance and forgiveness is a True Blessing I will always treasure. Mom’s visits to our family in California both at times of need and the fun vacation trips made many lasting great memories for Kim, Greg, Sean and I to hold onto. I admire Mom most for her Leadership as the Matriarch of the entire family who I will deeply miss. In the last few years Mom’s incredible calmness and Peacefulness really helped us especially with her transition to Heaven…

Bye bye Mom for now, see you again in Heaven…. Love you….Paul

Paul Reid (Middle Son)


My mom

Fay Rowland is the most amazing, kind, loving, giving and selfless person I have ever had the privilege to know and proudly call my momma. Never have I ever experienced such a tremendous loss so great in my life. She taught me so much, even up to the very last beat of her ever loving heart. Never have I had someone that was in my corner more than she. Even when things in my life were really tough she would say “Michael I am so proud of the person you have become” and somehow that made it all better. My mom made sense of this life on earth for me and and so many others. She will be greatly missed until we see each other again.

To borrow a saying from Pastor Adam Hamilton “The worst thing is never the last thing, and I’m counting on it” will keep me, my family and so many others moving forward and maintaining our faith.

God bless your soul Nelma Fay Rowland. Father you just received an amazing angel into your Kingdom

Mike Reid (Youngest Son)


Services in Shawnnee KS (Click on the link to view livestream funeral services)

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection – West.  A funeral service will immediately follow starting at 11:00 AM.  If you would like to watch the livestream of the funeral service, please click here.  The livestream will be available ten minutes prior to the service.  Burial to take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio.

Donations in Nelma’s name may be made to United Methodist Church of the Resurrection or Compassionate Care Hospice. 




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Graveside Service
February 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
1602 Greenwood Ave.
Hamilton, OH 45011

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