Friday, September 28, 2018

Beverly June (King) Bowman (September 26, 2018)

Beverly June (King) Bowman entered this life October 30, 1936 and returned to her Creator September 26, 2018.

She was the daughter of Rufus and Zaida (Boone) King. Beverly grew up in Darke County, Ohio, the fourth child of a loving family of nine children.

Recognizing her need of a Savior, she was baptized into Christ and received into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church at the age of 21, where she served faithfully until her death.

On September 12, 1959 she was united in marriage to B. Calvin Bowman, beginning 59 years of a joyful Christian marriage. Beverly supported and labored with her husband as he was called into the ministry at a young age, serving with him in the Palestine district for 54 years.

Two sons and one daughter blessed their home: Dwayne, Philip, and Linda. Beverly was a happy homemaker and wife. Her children cherish fond memories of an energetic, loving mother. She enjoyed being with people and especially delighted in traveling. They took many memorable trips as a family and she and Calvin continued to travel after the children were grown.

Mother’s health declined slowly but steadily over the past 15 years. She was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and became increasingly disabled. She has been blessed to remain at home, being cared for by family, friends, and the tireless, devoted care of her loving husband.

Beverly is survived by her husband; her children, Dwayne and Sherri Bowman, Philip and Janell Bowman, and Linda and Howard Hess; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marlene and Charles Brumbaugh, Connie and Marlin Bowman; 2 brothers, Ronald King, and Rufus and Penny King; in-laws, Marcella King, Ralph and Phyllis Brunk, Odell Bowman, Leroy Holsinger, Louise Beachler, Berlin and Laquita Bowman, Dean and Martha Bowman; and a host of nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband’s parents; brothers, Paul and Ralston; sisters, Mary Brunk and Marjorie Holsinger; sister in law, Joanna Bowman; grandsons, Ezekiel Bowman, Nicholas Hess; and great-granddaughter, Rael Graybill.

Answering Mother’s prayers, God gave her a peaceful hour for passing. At 1:26 AM, with her husband and children around her, she exchanged this life for LIFE eternal. As we commend her to God, we are left with sweet memories and a Bright Hope!

Visitation will be Sunday, September 30, from 1-5 PM & 6-8 PM. Funeral will be Monday, October 1, 2018, at 10 AM. Both will be held at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church located at 4764 Clark Station Road, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care at 1350 N. Broadway St. Greenville, Ohio 45331

Tribute Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.