Funeral For Rowan Ford

1 decade 11 months 2 days ago Thursday, November 15 2007 Nov 15, 2007 Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:21:34 AM CST November 15, 2007 in News
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NEOSHO (AP) - More than 300 people filled a Neosho church for the funeral of 9-year-old Rowan Ford, whose stepfather is charged along with a friend in her rape and murder. The pastor of the Baptist church that Rowan attended in Stella urged mourners to put away anger and hate over her death. Speakers yesterday remembered Rowan as a sweetheart who loved everybody at her church and was always the first to show up for services and youth activities. Rowan's stepfather, David Spears, and his friend Chris Collings are in jail without bond on charges of first-degree murder and rape. A judge entered a not guilty plea for the men at a preliminary court hearing while they apply for public defenders.

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