Mary Bowen, 88, of Fowler, Illinois, died at 4:14 p.m. Saturday (February 11, 2017) in Blessing Hospital.
Born May 30, 1928 in Knox County, Missouri, Mary was the daughter of Vinton and Helen O'Brien McCabe. She married Garrett W. "Jack" Bowen on December 7, 1946 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2014.
Mary enjoyed old time country music and watching the RFD Channel, especially the re runs of Hee-Haw and she loved flowers, tending to her flowers and plants on her patio.
Mary's love and passion in life was her devotion to her family. She stayed home to raise and care for her children, was a loving caregiver for her daughter, Tina, and loved every minute she could spend with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. One of her favorite things to do each year was the family trip to the Lake of the Ozarks.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Bowen of Fowler and Scott Bowen (Julie) of Quincy; two daughters, Deborah More of Springfield, IL and Tina Bowen of Fowler; nine grandchildren, Vincent Bowen, Heather Felker (Eric), Marcy Kelle, Zach Bowen, Erin Little, Amy Mueller, Robyn More, Michael More and Brittany More; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Richard McCabe (Shirley) of Florissant, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Bowen; a brother in infancy, Joseph McCabe; and two sisters, Thelma Mangold and Margaret Crites.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Monsignor Michael Kuse officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 and Friday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made for the care of her daughter, Tina Bowen.