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Mary Shinnebarger Bowman
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1921
Fishhook
Pike County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2007
Pittsfield
Pike County
Illinois, USA

Mary Bowman, age 86, of Liberty Village in Pittsfield, Il. and formerly of Fishhook, Il. died early Sunday (March 25, 2007) at Liberty Village. She was born January 7, 1921 near Fishhook, Il. daughter of the late Percy and Marie Sweeney Shinnebarger. She married Guy Dougherty, Jr. on June 22, 1940 in Palmyra, Mo. and he was killed in W.W. II in February 1945. She later married Ray Bowman on November 29, 1947 in Pittsfield, Il. and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2001.

Surviving is a daughter, Rhonda Liehr and husband Greg of Mt. Sterling, Il.; a son, Don Dougherty and wife Roberta of Perry, Il.; five grandchildren, Tracy Templeton and husband Ross of Arlington Heights, Il., Cindy Moore and husband Doug of Jacksonville, Il., and Krista Savage and husband Doug of Quincy, Il., Britnee Liehr and husband Jeff of Carrollton, Il., and Craig Orr of Quincy, Il.; six great-grandchildren, Cooper, Grayson, and Brecklyn Moore all of Jacksonville, Il., Zoey and Reid Savage of Quincy, Il., and Caleigh Phillips of Quincy, Il.; one sister, Clesta Martin of Griggsville, Il.; and one brother, Joe Shinnebarger and wife Judy of Meredosia, Il.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter, Shirley Dougherty Orr; a son, Keith Dougherty in infancy; and two grandchildren, Ricky and Vicki Blanchett.

Mrs. Bowman attended Perry High School in Perry, Il. She was employed for many years by the U.S. Postal Service and recently was a former Postmaster at New Salem, Il. retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Fishhook United Methodist Church in Fishhook, Il. She was also a member of the NAPUS (National Association of Postmasters of the United States). She loved to cook and was known for her pie crusts and noodles.

Services were entrusted to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Griggsville, Illinois. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elvin Ray Bowman (1912 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Baylis
Pike County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: JLM
Record added: Jan 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32826024
Mary <i>Shinnebarger</i> Bowman
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Mary <i>Shinnebarger</i> Bowman
Added by: JLM
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 11, 2009
 
 
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