Howard J. Bowman

Born: Fri., Sep. 15, 1939
Died: Sun., Jan. 29, 2012


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 01, 2012
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Feb. 01, 2012


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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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Nancy Stanley Martin
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Dear Marilyn,
I hope you remember me from high school.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Howard. You were always such a cute couple even way back in high school. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers.

Love to you and your family at this difficult time.

Nancy Stanley Martin
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Rick Newton
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Bowman Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. The Newton Family

Glenda Centers
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
Marilyn,

So sorry to learn of Howard's passing.......My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Glenda



Mary Alice (Doll) Cummings
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Dear Marilyn,

I''m sorry to learn of the passing of your husband, Howard. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Mary Alice (Doll) Cummings

douglas green
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
i was a foster child in ur home a long time ago. i heard about barb through joe moore who was also a foster child there. u will be sadly missed.

Janet Hofmann
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
We were in school together. I am so glad you and Howard had a long life together. I am sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.
Janet (Kochersperger) Hofmann

Delores Sauer Seeley ( Dee Seeley )
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Marilyn and Family...Just letting you know I am thinking of you today. My fondest memory of " Howie " is him riding all over Cambridge in his black convertible with Marilyn at his side. Remember, we all sat closer together in those days! He had the niftiest car around and everyone wanted a ride. I am sorry for his loss. I know that he was always Marilyn''''''''s sweetheart and she loved him from the first time she met him. So many memories. Dee

Darrell and Hope Cottongim
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
I am sorry for the loss of Howard... You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please get ahold of us.

BRENDA ABRAMS/GILPIN
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
THANKS HOWARD FOR TAKING ME IN AND BEING A DAD, YOU ARE THE GREATEST MAN I KNOW AND IM GOING TO MISS YOU AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND NOW YOU ARE WITH BARB I MISS YOU BOTH. LOTS OF LOVE. YOU AND MARILYN WERE THE BEST FOSTER PARENTS, THANK YOU

Paul Fowler
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Aunt Marilyn,
I am sorry to hear of Uncle Howard's passing. I will be thinking of the fun old times out at the farm house in Pennville. My thoughts and prayers are for you.

Paul Fowler

Dale & Jo Jacobs
   Posted Tue January 31, 2012
Marilyn,

We are so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. Howard was a great friend at Lincoln High School along with Duanne Sorrel, Garth Pitman and Max Ingalls. Our prayers are with you during this time.

Dale & Jo Jacobs