Barbara Bowen

Obituary of Barbara Bowen

ADRIAN-Barbara J. Bowen, age 90, of Adrian, died July 27, 2017 at Bixby Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.  She was born September 30, 1926, in Adrian to Floyd W. and Verda J. (Spaur) Vogel.  On June 26, 1948, she married Dale R. Bowen.  He preceded her in death on August 11, 1984.  Barbara had been employed by the Lenawee County Health Department for 18 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Tuesday Afternoon Pinochle Club. She was a volunteer for the Third Graders School reading, the Red Cross Blood Drive and Respite Care for the Council on Aging.  She also drove cars for Chrysler.  Barbara enjoyed cooking, sewing, painting, and especially playing cards.

Barbara is survived by two sons, Tim Bowen of Adrian and David R. Bowen of Adrian; two daughters, Judith (Michael) Marvin of Adrian and Melinda (Terry) Callahan of Hillsboro, Oregon; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd “Pug” (Elmar) Vogel of Arizona and Keith Vogel of Troy, Michigan.  In addition to her husband, Dale, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law; a daughter, Nancy Adams; a son, Gary Bowen; two sisters, Coleen Williams and Helen L. (Dallas) Bowen; a brother, William D (Myrna) Vogel; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Vogel.

At Barbara’s request, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.  Burial of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m.      . 

 Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.