Jeannine Preston Rowe (formerly Meloon), 71, of Bluffton, SC passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on March 23, 2016 following a brain aneurysm. Jeannine was born on January 18, 1945 to P. Jean (FLANNERY) and J. Vernon Rowe in Brooklyn, NY.
Survived by her children Karen Rine (Brad), grandchildren Natalie, Timothy, Rebekah, and Bennett of Metairie, LA and Sara Janco (Greg), grandchildren Mathieu, Shana, Grace, Isaac of Pittsburgh, PA, her parents residing in Batavia, NY, 6 siblings, Susan Wakefield, John Rowe (Sherry), Linda Renner (George), Michael Rowe (Maggie), Lori Summer, and Peter Rowe (Christine). She was loved and revered by her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Jeannine graduated Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY with a degree in Medical Technology. She acquired a Masters degree from the University of Buffalo and did doctoral work at West Virginia University. She was a professor at now West Liberty University, WV. She worked at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Bethesda, MD. Jeannine retired to the Sun City Hilton Head community in 2005 and became actively involved in numerous clubs and activities.
A teacher at every phase of life, Jeannine will continue to teach even in death. She chose to donate her body to the University of South Carolina Medical School Polymer Preservation program, which will preserve her donation for medical teaching indefinitely.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, July 4 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Altmeyer’s Wheeling Chapel, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. Following the visitation, a memorial ceremony will begin at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jeannine’s honor to God’s Littlest Angels, 2283A Waynoka Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80915.