Rowena L. Hajjar, 74, of Zanesville, died at 2:03 A.M. on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. She was born January 4, 1943, in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late William and Marian Watson Harvey. She was a member of New Hope Full Gospel Church. Rowena served her life as a teacher, shaping young minds in numerous private Christian Schools and the Philo School District.
She is survived by three daughters, Stephanie (Chris) Damson of Newark, Amanda Goins of Zanesville and Jennifer (Chris) Gensler of Mercer, PA; three sons, Michael (Valerie) Hajjar of Mt. Vernon, Shane (Tracy) Hajjar of Chardon, and Abraham Hajjar of Zanesville; twelve grandchildren, Zachary, Gabriel, Canaan, Heather, Natalie, Skyler, Nathan, Emily, Christopher, Chad (Heather), Dallas and Logan; five great grandchildren, Kennedy, Elijah, Skylin, Oakley and Lilianna; and two sisters, Maxine Harvey and Gloria Briggs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Hajjar, who died September 14, 2015; a daughter, Tambrey; and a brother, Allen Harvey.
A Cremation-With-Care will take place with arrangements entrusted to BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE, OHIO. A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with funeral service promptly starting at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at New Hope Full Gospel Church, 3550 East Pike, Zanesville, OH 43701.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs: 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or to the New Hope Full Gospel Church, 3550 East Pike, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
To send a note of condolence, or to order flowers or comfort food: visit www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com , follow us on Facebook, or call our professional staff at (740)452-4551.
Dignified and professional services entrusted to BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY.