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 Lorraine <I>Harris</I> Bowie

Lorraine Harris Bowie

Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 1 Dec 2011 (aged 82)
Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 49; row 13; site 12
Memorial ID 106005470 · View Source
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Lorraine Bowie, age 82, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 18, 1928 to Alfred and Margaret Harris. She was married to Robert Vondorous Bowie Jr. and was a devoted and loving mother to their three children: Anthony (Tony), Steve, and Michelle (Shelby).

Mrs. Bowie attended Lincoln High School Kansas City, MO. She came to Christ as a child and was a member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church for more than fifty years. She loved and trusted the Lord and served Him by witnessing to the elderly with the Nursing Home Ministry, singing in the church choir and teaching Vacation Bible School. Last year when her health began to fail, Mrs. Bowie moved to Omaha, NE to live with her daughter.

On December 1, 2011, Mrs. Bowie entered eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Harris and Raymond Harris; sister, Helen Harris brother and her husband of forty-six years, Robert V. Bowie, Jr.

Lorraine leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Anthony L. Bowie of Kansas City, MO, Steve V. Bowie (Cynthia), Kansas City, MO and Michelle Buggs (Ronnie), Omaha, NE; grandson, Ronnie L. Buggs, Jr., Omaha, NE; granddaughters, Morgan D. Buggs, Houston, TX and Natausha A. Bowie, Kansas City, MO; brother, Elmer Harris, Sr. (Peggy), Lee's Summit, MO and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the church. Services conducted by Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors. Condolences may be shared on this website.

Lorraine Bowie

Lorraine Bowie, 82, died Dec. 1, 2011. Funeral services Fri., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. at Palestine MBC, 3619 E. 35th St. Burial, Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation 9-10 a.m. at the church.
Arr.: Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors.

Published in the December 6, 2011 edition of the Kansas City (MO) STAR

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Lorrain Harris
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1928
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: Negro (Black)
Home in 1930: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Alfred L Harris
Father's Birthplace: Colorado
Mother's name: Margaret Harris
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred L Harris 29
Margaret Harris 29
Raymond Harris 10
Elmer Harris 7
Lorrain Harris 2
Helen L Harris 0
Amy Mellon 70

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Lorraine Harris
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1928
Gender: Female
Race: Negro (Black)
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
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Street: Terrace
House Number: 2902
Inferred Residence in 1935: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 11A
Father's Birthplace: Colorado
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
Native Language: English
Veteran: No
Social Security Number: No
Usual Class of Worker: S
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Household Members: Name Age
Alfred L Harris 40
Margaret Harris 40
Raymond Harris 20
Elmer Harris 17
Lorraine Harris 12
Amy Mellon 80

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Lorraine Harris
Age: 25
Race/Ethnicity: Colored (Black)
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1928
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1954
Marriage Location: Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Robert V Bowie
Spouse Age: 33
Spouse Birth Date: 11 Oct 1921
Spouse Race/Ethnicity: Colored (Black)

Social Security Death Index

Name: Lorraine Bowie
Born: 18 Dec 1927
Died: 1 Dec 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

Following is the obituary for Lorraine's husband:

Mr. Robert V. Bowie Jr., 78, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, July 3, 2000, at Vencor Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, 3619 E. 35th St., Kansas City, MO; burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)

Published in the July 6, 2000 edition of the Kansas City (MO) STAR

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  • Created by: Tom Nelson
  • Added: 1 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106005470
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lorraine Harris Bowie (18 Dec 1928–1 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106005470, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Nelson (contributor 47054245) .