|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1910|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1988|
THE HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
Wednesday, September 28, 1988.
---Velma Floretta Bowen, age 78, of La Plata, passed away Friday morning, (September 23, 1988) at the Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital in Kirksville. Born August 6, 1910, in Stahl, Missouri, she was the daughter of W.O. and Alta V. (Elsea) Summers. On August 1, 1932, she was married to W.E. Bowen who survives. Also surviving is one son, Jack Bowen of Kirksville; one daughter, Mrs. Allen (Treva) Kuhn of Oreana, Illinois; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as two sisters, Imogene Smith and Bertha Marshall both of Decatur, Illinois; one brother, Bryon Summers of Cleveland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews including a niece, Sandra McCarty of Novinger and a nephew, Merle Bowen of Kirksville. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Verdie Cooper, three brothers, Bennie, Burness, and K.C. Summers, and a niece, Phyllis Beth Cooper.
---Mrs. Bowen graduated from Novinger High School and was a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University with BSE and MA degrees. She was a retired teacher, having taught at Eagle and La Plata schools. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, Eastern Star, Sr. Atalpal, and Elder of the Community Presbyterian Church in La Plata.
---Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 1988, at the La Plata Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Nordvall of La Plata and Rev. Archie Cooper of Kirksville officiating. Burial was in the La Plata cemetery under the direction of the Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata.
---Casket bearers were her four grandsons, Russell Kuhn, Mark Kuhn, Jon Bowen, Ron Bowen, and also Keith Summers and David Bowen. Honorary bearers were her five great-grandsons; Matthew, Robby, Adam, Scotty, and Ryan Bowen.
William Osby Summers (1879 - 1943)
Alta Velma Elsea Summers (1885 - 1945)
William Ellis Bowen (1905 - 1995)*
Jack C. Bowen (1936 - 2011)*
Verdie Mae Summers Cooper (1904 - 1945)*
B. W. Summers (1905 - 1973)*
Velma Floretta Summers Bowen (1910 - 1988)
La Plata Cemetery
Plot: Mairens Block 8 Row 9
Created by: Devastated Land Owner in...
Record added: Aug 26, 2009
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