Florence Bowen, 93, formerly LS

Florence Eva Bowen, 93, of Cresco and formerly of Lime Springs and Waterloo, was born on Jan. 29, 1918 in Fillmore County, Minn. She was the daughter of Emerson and Mary Kingery Broadwater. She married Glenn A. Bowen on May 2, 1948, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1994.

Florence was a homemaker. She cared for her family by cooking, sewing, gardening and canning. To Florence, family was her life. She was a faithful attendee at various family reunions and instilled in her children the importance of family. Florence also was a long-term member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.

Florence died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 while a resident at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco of natural causes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ethel Kiehne and Marvel Underbakke; and brothers, Raymond and Elvin Broadwater.

She is survived by two sons, Paul (Vicki) Bowen of Lime Springs and Mark (Pamela) Bowen of Rolla, Mo.; two daughters, Eloise (Larry) Black of Cedar Rapids and Mary (Dan Brady) Jacobson of Melbourne; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Kindra) Black of Council Bluffs, Renee Black and Deborah Black of Cedar Rapids, Matthew (Melissa Klug) Bowen of Preston, Minn., Daniel Bowen, Christopher (Beth) Bowen and Holly (Eric) Munkel all of Lime Springs, Lindsey (Rishi) Vajpeyi of Minneapolis, Derek (Megan) Jacobson of Ankeny and Elizabeth (Brandon Vader) Jacobson of Des Moines; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Florence will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1307 W. Ridgeway Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701 at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. The family will receive guests on Thursday evening at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, 965 Home Plaza, Waterloo, IA 50701 from 5 to 8 p.m. On-line condolences can be left at http://www.overtonservice.com.

As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the missions fund at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.


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