Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Doris Irene Bowers (May 28, 2012)

Doris Irene (Benjamin) Bowers, 77, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012 at Brethren Retirement Community. Doris was born on January 18, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Raymond and Bertha (Hines) Benjamin.

Doris enjoyed many things in her life such as woodworking, crafts, quilting, painting, making dolls, basket weaving, sewing, canning and playing cards. She loved to travel, and traveled overseas to such places as Germany and England. Doris was a long time member of EUM Church in Greenville. She worked at the Gatehouse in Wayne Lakes for a short time as a cook. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by three sisters, Arlene, Nancy and Barbara.

Doris is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Marvin T. Bowers of Greenville; two sons, Michael Bowers of Denver, CO and David Bowers of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Melinda Bowers of Denver, CO; three grandsons, Greg, Ben and Ethan and a sister, Kathy and husband Bill Kyser of Tylersville, KY

The family will receive guests on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 12-2 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2 PM also at the funeral home with the Rev. John McRoberts being asked to officiate. The family request memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association

Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at