Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bowmans in:
 • Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
 • Harrisonburg
 • Rockingham County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Ellis Bowman
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 8, 1921
Death: Jul. 22, 2009

Ellis Bowman, 87, a resident of Harrisonburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1921, in Rocky Mount and was the son of the late J. T. and Lula Jamison Bowman.

Mr. Bowman was a retired dairy farmer, who was considered one of the best pedigree readers for Holsteins in Virginia by Virginia Tech. After retirement his interest turned to roses and antiques. He was a member of the Farm Bureau Association.

On Oct. 14, 1944, he married, Loretta C. VanPelt, who preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1988.

He is survived by his children, Barry Bowman and wife, Judy of Waynesboro, Gail Bowman of Harrisonburg and her fiance, Buddy Robinson of Staunton, five grandchildren, Traci Walters, Terri Scott, Timmy Bradley, Sherry Patton and Paula Chandler; 10 great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, Bill Cossey of Roanoke, a number of nieces and nephews, and three special angels who became family members over the last five years, Donna Shifflett, Pat Cullers, and Dorothy Arnold.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two children, Paige Scott Cossey and Jerri Sue Bowman, a brother, David "Jack" Bowman, two sisters, Irene Bowman and Geneva Westhafer.

The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A graveside service will be held noon, Saturday, July 25, at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Randy Spencer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bowman family at

Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - July 24, 2009
Family links: 
  J Terry Bowman (1880 - 1965)
  Lula Olivia Jamison Bowman (1882 - 1958)
  Loretta VanPelt Bowman (1924 - 1988)
  Jerri Sue Bowman (1956 - 2003)*
  David Jamison Bowman (1916 - 1995)*
  Geneva Bowman Westhafer (1917 - 2003)*
  Irene Bowman (1919 - 1984)*
  Ellis Bowman (1921 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Christus
Created by: Marlin Diehl
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63043162
Ellis Bowman
Added by: Marlin Diehl
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- strickler93
 Added: Jul. 11, 2015

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service