Zelma Rowell, 79 of Baker, Florida, passed away Thursday January 20, 2022. Mrs. Rowell was born on June 28, 1942, in Hurley, Missouri to Willis and Emma Sypolt. She moved to Okaloosa County in 1978 from Springfield, Missouri and has been a resident ever since. Zelma was retired with the Okaloosa County School Board Cafeteria Department at Baker School. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Church and taught quilting & crafts at Bible School.
Zelma is preceded in death by her parents Emma Jewel and Willis Overlee Sypolt, her husband, Branford A. Rowell Sr., her brother, Alva Sypolt, her sisters, Elizabeth Braden, Shirley Sypolt and Frieda Blair.
Zelma is survived by her sons, Brad (Janice) Rowell, Tony (Wendy) Rowell and Brandon Rowell, her daughters, Tammy (Jacky) Ford and Gail (Jim) Castonguay, her sisters, Betty Pearman, Mildred Mitchell and Dorothy Trogden, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 23, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m., from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 1 – 2 pm at the funeral home.
You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com
Brackney Funeral Service
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Chris and Tracy Gordon
January 22, 2022, 2:10 am
Tony, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers,
January 22, 2022, 2:19 pm
Rest in peace Memaw!!! Thank you for all you have done for my family and I. You have taught me many many things in my life and I will never forget you and will always be greatful. I love and will miss you!!!
January 22, 2022, 2:51 pm
Tammy, Spanky, Gail, Tony and Families, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Zelma was a special person. I have fond memories of her and the summer I spent on with you in Missouri. She made me feel very welcomed and special. She could cook up a storm, crochet anything and was an excellent seamstress. Most of all she was a loving wife and mother and a very caring person to everyone she knew. We love y’all and will be praying for God’s comfort and peace Melanie and Family
January 22, 2022, 4:16 pm
We are all so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Zelma was a wonderful person, friend and a great Mother to her children. Zelma and my brother were the best parents and they raised amazing children. God Bless you all and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Linda, Aunt Verlia
January 23, 2022, 12:29 am
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. Zelma was a very sweet and kind person.
Angela A Donovan
February 8, 2022, 4:25 pm
Tammy I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, yall are in my prayers.