WILLIAMSFIELD – Betty L. Bowman, 84, of Williamsfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg.
She was born to Pearl G. and Willie Murphy on April 14, 1936 in Red Brush southeast of Victoria. She attended Salem and Williamsfield schools. Betty married Richard Bowman on August 23, 1952.They had three children; Bonnie (Delvin) Powell and Mitchell (Kathy) Bowman, both of Dahinda and Edward (Holly) Bowman of Newton, IA. She has seven grandsons, two granddaughters and eleven great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Marge Stevens and Mary Lou Mahar. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 31, 1998, brother-in-law and best friend, Bob Mahar, her grandchild, Michael, two brothers, Walter and Delmar Armstrong and four sisters; Stella Malone, Jenny Calvert, Cleo Gray and Shirley Howard.
Betty’s hobbies were flower gardens and big gardens. She enjoyed embroidering, making quilts, pillow cases, dish towels and many wall hangings. She loved music and loved to see the porch full of family and friends.
She truly loved her children with her whale heart, as did her children loved her. She will be forever missed.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 private graveside services will be held at Williamsfield Cemetery on Monday, November 2. Rev. Teri Shane will officiate. Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield is in charge of arrangements.
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