Rowena Keith Gaar, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, peacefully went to be with our Lord on March 23, 2022, at the age of 91. Her love and compassion for those around her will be forever missed by many. She was born in Wewoka, OK on March 7, 1931 to Charles and Elizabeth “Bess” Keith. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Charlotte Keaton, and her son Keith Gaar.
Rowena is survived by her loving family: her son Kenneth Gaar, granddaughter Melisa and husband Tim Morrisey, and former daughter-in-law Maribel Gaar; her daughter Katherine and husband Turner Billingsley, grandson Max Billingsley, granddaughter Katie and husband Daxx Terry, great-grandchildren Hadley and Ardenne, and granddaughter Lauren and husband Ryan Gilbert; her daughter Karla Gaar and husband Robert Humphreys, grandaughter Kayla Gaar and husband Kevin Fredrick, granddaughter Karen Gaar-Humphreys, grandson Kasey Gaar-Humphreys, and grandson Kyle Gaar-Humphreys; her daughter-in-law Annette Gaar, grandson Nathan Gaar and wife Lizzie Chen, great-grandson Augustus “Auggie”, and grandson Ryan Gaar and wife Amanda, great-grandchildren Bowen, Ella, and Laythe; her nieces and nephews Judy Keaton, Richard Keaton, Elizabeth “Liz” and husband Tim Powell, Dennis Bates, and Byron Bates and their families.
Rowena loved and was loved by many people in life, her family, her friends, and everyone she kept up with through social media. She had a passion for Jesus and for education. She dedicated 39 years of her life to teaching. She thoroughly enjoyed her Bible study group, the “Keen-agers,” and attending church every Sunday that she could.
Family and friends will celebrate her life on April 2, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the “Back to the Bible” organization.