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Olive V. Smith Bowen
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1913
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 2009
Hilton Head Island
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA

Olive V. Bowen Wheeler, 95, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Flora, IL died at 3:30 PM Monday, December 7, 2009 at Life Care of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC.

She was born April 17, 1913 in Flora to Charles & Ethel (Byrde) Smith. She married William Donald Bowen on May 24, 1930 in Vincennes, IN. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1969. She later married Lawrence Wheeler on November 26, 1978 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1993.

She was a former sales associate for J.C. Penney and Sears in Flora, member of Flora United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary. Olive enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her son: Bill Bowen & wife Patsy of Hilton Head, SC; 2 granddaughters: Julie Bowen of Paducah, KY and Dawn Turner & husband Jamie of Paducah, KY; 2 great-grandsons: Luke & Clark; brother: Charles Smith & wife Midge of Reno, NV; sister-in-law: Thelma Smith of Flora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and 1 brother (Quinn Smith).

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday (December 12, 2009) at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden of Memories, Flora. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Friday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Frog Island Tennis Club or Alzheimer's Foundation.

Family links: 
  Charles Tyler Smith (1880 - 1957)
  Ethel Byrd Golden Smith (1882 - 1959)
  William Donald Bowen (1908 - 1969)*
  Lawrence L. Wheeler (1905 - 1993)*
  William Charles Bowen (1942 - 2014)*
  Quinn E. Smith (1908 - 1991)*
  Olive V. Smith Bowen (1913 - 2009)
  Charles Tyler Chlorus Smith (1921 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Plot: C1 26 b2
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45278355
Olive V. <i>Smith</i> Bowen
Added by: Lady In Black
Olive V. <i>Smith</i> Bowen
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 Added: Dec. 9, 2009

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