Howard J. Bowman, 72, of Greens Fork passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012
at Ball Hospital in Muncie.
He was born on September 15, 1939 in Wayne County to Howard A. and Esther Okel Bowman and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958.
Howard worked for 28 years at Natco Corp. in Richmond during which time he farmed for 12 years. After Natco closed he became a truck driver. He was a member of First United Methodist of Cambridge City where he was very active serving as maintenance man, usher or helping any way he could. He and his wife were foster parents to many children from 1975 til 1985.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn J. (Vallandingham) Bowman, whom he married on Sept. 30, 1960; a son Alan D. (Lyn) Bowman of Cambridge City; four grandchildren Amanda K. Hensley, Travis Jump, and Chelsey and Jacob Bowman; a brother Wilbur Hunt of Cambridge City; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Barbara Jean Bowman in 2005; sister Mary Lou Hayes; brothers Malcolm and Don Bowman and Victor Hunt.
Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM until the start of services at 1:00 PM on Wednesday,, February 1, 2012. Pastor Adriane Curtis will be officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
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