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Bowman, Marie
M. Marie Bowman, 89 of Galesburg, formerly of Rio and Alexis, Ill. died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday March 10, 2011 in Marigold Health Care Center.

She was born December 8, 1921 in East Galesburg, Ill. the daughter of Claude and Ressie West Karr. She married Warren E. Bowman on June 20, 1944 in Abingdon, Ill. He preceded her in death on January 3, 1978.

She is survived by three daughters, Vicki (Phil) Edwards of Avon Park, Fla., Susan (Edward) Cheline of Rio, Ill., and Ann (Russell) Peterson of Secor, Ill.; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Marie was a homemaker and worked as a client supervisor for Knox County Council for Developmental Disabilities (KCCDD) for 8 years. She was raised in Rio and had lived in Alexis from 1989 until moving to Galesburg in 2006. She graduated from Knoxville High School. Marie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alexis and was involved in several womens groups.

Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Bob Greenway will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Beacon of Hope Hospice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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