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Wanda Bowman

August 26, 1932 April 30, 2019
Wanda Bowman
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Wanda L. Bowman left this life to enter the presence of her Lord on April 30, 2019. She died peacefully surrounded by the nurses who had cared for her at Hardin County General Hospital during her final bout with ongoing problems involving infection, gastric, and breathing difficulties. She was 86 years old.

Wanda was born the first child of Fred and Ruth Bates in Pope County, Illinois on August 26, 1932. She attended school in Pope County where she met her husband Van M. Bowman when she was 13 years old. Van and Wanda married in December 1950 and were happily married for almost 60 years until his death in 2010.

Van and Wanda made their home in Fairbanks, Alaska for more than 50 years where they were active members of First Baptist Church of Fairbanks. Wanda taught Sunday School classes, English as a Second Language classes, and served each year as a leader helping children in Vacation Bible School.

The couple raised their sons Kie and Keith in Fairbanks. Wanda is survived by Kie and his wife Tina of Austin, Texas, and Keith who currently resides in his hometown of Fairbanks.

Wanda is preceded in death by her husband Van, her father and mother, Fred and Ruth Bates, her sisters Marilyn Bates and Alice (Bates) Swinford. She is survived by her sisters Linda Mennerick of Arizona and Helen Platt of Chicago. Wanda is also survived by her 5 granddaughters: Delaina (Bowman) Presser, Dawn Bowman, Mindy (Bowman) Davids, Amanda (Bowman) MacArthur, and Laura Bowman; her grandson Joseph Bowman, and her 5 great-grandchildren: Jordan Kokrine, Maya Kokrine, Ella Smith, Emri Smith, and Ariana Davids.

Wanda was a committed Christian and was most recently a member of Homberg Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00am at Aly Funeral Home, 1099 State Highway 145 North, Eddyville, Illinois. The service will be conducted by Dr. J. Kie Bowman. Interment will be at Mount Zion Cemetery, Rock Community, Pope County, Illinois.


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Visitation

Tuesday

21

May

6:00 PM 5/21/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/21/2019 8:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

22

May

11:00 AM 5/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Zion Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pope County
Golconda, IL 62938

Pope County Golconda 62938 IL
United States
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