Dorothy "Dot" Bowman, 91

Dorothy Ann "Dot" Bowman, 91, of rural Roann, died at 7:59 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Fort Wayne to Howard D. and Ethel (Trisler) Ulrey Gillespie Frey.

Dorothy married James D. Bowman at the Roann United Methodist Church on Oct. 12, 1945; he died May 16, 2015. Dot was a 1943 graduate of Roann High School. She was a member of Roann United Methodist Church, past president of United Methodist Women, and taught Sunday school. Dot was a former member of the Roann Eastern Star. She was a charter member and past president of Happy Homemakers Home Ec Club, and volunteered at the Roann food pantry and the Stockdale Mill. She worked for Dr. Kidd and Dr. Robert LaSalle as a nursing assistant, and was a homemaker. Dot enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, crocheting, knitting, and reading.

She is survived by two children, Jocelyn (Charles) Anderson of Darlington, and James Dean (Susan) Bowman of Crawfordsville; son-in-law, Steve Powell of Roann; 12 grandchildren, Michele Lanko of Mooresville, S.C., Tracey Powell of Roann, Michael (Trisha) Yentes of Wabash, Trent Powell of Roann, Matthew (Mendy) Yentes of Sharpsville, M.J. (Kristy) Yentes of Spring Hill, Tenn., Jessica (Dustin) Page of Darlington, Janelle Bowman of Avon, Jordan (Scott) Cheek of Nashville, Indiana, Jayden Bowman of Crawfordsville, Kyle Kingma of Chicago, Ill., and Nicole Kingma of Veedersburg, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and her sister, Betty Hilligoss of Columbia City.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Mary Ann Bowman, and Joyce Powell, and sister, Doris Bechtold.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 4 - 8 pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Roann United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Dot may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jul 28