Caroline Bowman, 77

Caroline J. Bowman, 77, Wabash, died at 7:25 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center, Wabash.  She was born Oct. 15, 1936 in Wabash County, to Cecil and Pearl (Weesner) Floyd.

Caroline was a 1956 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She married David V. Bowman in Wabash on March 12, 1961. She was an Administrative Assistant at Ivy Tech in Wabash, worked at Stone Industries in Wabash for 16 years, and co-owned, along with her husband, Bowman's Candies in Wabash and Bowman's Landing in Silver Lake. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash. Caroline loved oil and water painting, quilting, crocheting, counted cross stitching, and reading books.

She is survived by her husband, David V. Bowman, Wabash; two sons, Melvin (Vickie) Shafer and Jay D. Bowman, both of Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Brittany Converse, Bristol, Va., Andrea Abshur, M. Taylor Bowman, and Matt Shafer, all of Bristol, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Phillip Floyd, LaFontaine, Larry (Sharon) Floyd, Herbst, Gene (Sandy) Floyd, LaFontaine, and David (Betty) Floyd, Hixson, Tenn..  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash with Ken Goble officiating.  Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Caroline may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Feb 24