Donald Eugene Roe

September 5, 1938 - June 2, 2020
Donald Eugene Roe

Donald Eugene Roe, age 82 of Grenola, KS passed away June 2, 2020 at his home.

Don was born September 5, 1938 in Arkansas City, KS to George and Margie (Gotchel) Roe. He was raised alongside 3 brothers. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving 3 years active duty and then 2 years in the Reserves. On March 3, 1962, Don married Edwanna “Sue” Hyatt in Grenola, KS. They recently celebrated 58 years together, raising one son, Bret.

Don spent his life as a cowboy, working on several different ranches over the years. He spent 30 years working for the Eagle Head Ranch near Grenola, while also working his own ranch raising cattle. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don will be remembered by all that knew him as a real cowboy and a man of his word. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Don is survived by his wife, Sue; Son, Bret Roe of Wichita, KS; Brother, Robert Roe and wife Marlys of Winfield, KS

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, George and Clyde

Cremation has been requested, with no services at this time. Memorial contributions in Don’s name can be made to the Howard Senior Center Friendship Meals, and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

BLOOM (From Matt. 6:28)
by Renee Wells

The lovely lilies of the field, the Lord for them provides.
In presence of his sun and wind, they do not run and hide.

They lift their heads in glory, praising God who’s there.
Shining with their beauty, to him they say a prayer.

Let US be like those lilies, lovely in our own way;
Raise our hearts in glory, in thankfulness we pray.

The flowers of the field don’t boast, of fragrance they possess;
They just grow in their own way—the world to see their best.

Let us be like those flowers, to grow and be with love;
To grow our lives like Christ, with grace from God above.

Services entrusted to:
Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349