Betty Rowan of Buckhannon celebrated her 81st birthday with birthday greetings from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Tomblin sent a letter, an award and a signed portrait commemorating her 81st birthday after her son, David Rowan Jr., sent a letter to the governor about her birthday.
"It is our wish that the joy of this special day and the love you share with those closest to you will remain with you always," Tomblin wrote in the letter.
Betty Rowan celebrated her birthday this year at the Parish House Dec. 10 with her husband, David Rowan Sr., and dozens of family and friends. She has three sons, David Rowan Jr., Dwane Rowan and Paul Rowan.