|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1943|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 2010|
JOYCE MARIE (STEVENS) BOWMAN
NORTH JUDSON, IN
Joyce Marie (Stevens) Bowman, age 66 of North Judson, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010.
Joyce was born March 1, 1943 in Hammond, IN to Wayne and Clara (Murphy) Stevens, both deceased.
She was a graduate of Morton High School in Hammond, St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Lafayette in 1966, and received her B.S. degree from the College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL in 1978. She spent 20 years as Labor and delivery nurse at St. Margarets Hospital, Hammond, 10 years at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox, and Catherine Kasper Home at Ancilla for two years. She served on the board of directors of Northwest Indiana Chapter of American Red Cross, where she was a member over 20 years, and a library volunteer at St. Peter Lutheran School. Joyce Bowman's passion for nursing guided her throughout her life, earning her the American Red Cross, Richard J. Striko Volunteer of Year Award 1987-88, the American Red Cross Clara Barton Award 1987, the St. Ann Medal from the National Catholic Committee for Girls Scouts and the National Federation of Catholic Ministry in 1984.
On June 22, 1968 she married Donald J. Bowman, who survives. Also surviving is their daughter, Colleen Asher (Phil) of North Judson, IN; her sisters: Jody Edinger (Russell) of Munster, Jacqueline Bright (Lyle) of Crown Point, Jill Kotul (Dave) of Crown Point, and Jan Osika (Lawrence) of Wanatah; special aunt and uncle: Thomas and Nancy Stevens of Wilmette, IL and grandson, James Blitz.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 4:00- 8:00 PM at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox.
Funeral Mass Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Saints Cyril and Methodist Catholic Church in North Judson.
Interment will take place at St. Jacob Cemetery in North Judson. Memorial Contributions to the LaPorte Hospital Hospice would be appreciated.
Published in The Times on January 18, 2010
Saint Jacob Cemetery
Plot: section 5, row 8
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
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