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Phyllis F Karenke Bowen
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1924
Vilas County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2003
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA

Obituary of Phyllis Bowen
Merrill Courier News & Happenings
November 26, 2003
Section 1 Page 6
Phyllis F. Bowen

Phyllis F. Bowen, age 78, Merrill, Wisconsin, died November 24, 2003, at Pine Crest Nursing Home , Merrill under Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Phyllis was born December 11, 1924, in Phelps, Wisconsin, to Earl and Neva Grace (Birthman) Karenke. She married Glenn Bowen on October 26, 1945 in Merrill, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1986.

Phyllis had been a waitress at Club Modern in Merrill for several years and she had also been an assistant at the T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. Phyllis was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Merrill. She was a devote member and past president of the Merrill Eagles Club Auxiliary. Phyllis had also been a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill. She enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Cookie (Phil) Drew, Merrill, and Linda Anderson, Tomahawk; three sons, Dennis Bowen, Escanaba, Michigan, Daniel (Jean) Bowen, Merrill, and Greg (Michelle) Bowen, Wausau; 18 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Kell, Irma. Besides her husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by a grandson, David Drew in 1996; and a daughter-in-law, Beverly Bowen, 1998.

The Eagles Auxiliary will be conducting a service Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Christ United Methodist Church, Merrill. The Rev. Carolyn Saunders will officiate. Burial will be in Merrill Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Taylor and Stine Funeral Home., Merrill, and at the church on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The Taylor and Stine Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  Glenn G Bowen (1925 - 1986)
Merrill Memorial Park
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA
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