Norma Bowman, 89

Norma Jean Bowman lived her life serving Jesus and her family.  Norma’s faith in the Lord helped established the Christ-centered spiritual foundation for her five children, eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Norma Jean Bowman, 89, LaFontaine, passed away at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at her residence.  Norma was born in Wabash, on May 3, 1930, to the late Dan & Edna Wendel.

Norma was a graduate from Lagro High School.  She married Charles K. Bowman on January 27, 1950; he passed away on March 5, 2013.  Norma was fabulous homemaker, who took pride in caring of her family. 

Norma is survived by two daughters, Diane Curless, of Katy, Texas and Joy (Kenneth) Parson, of LaFontaine; three sons, Dan (Georgann) Bowman and Kevin (Kymber) Bowman, both of LaFontaine, and Kerry (Melissa) Bowman, of Temecula, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, Jennifer Curless, Brandon Curless, Trisha Curless-Graves, Robbie Curless, Danielle Shaw, Laura Langebartels, Lindsay Rhodes, Michael Bowman, Amber Lewis, Kyle Bowman, Evan Bowman, Amy Hobson, Ryan Bowman, Zac Bowman, Levi Bowman, Grace Bowman, Aaron Parson, and Ashley Parson, and eight great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Wendel.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. Burial was at Grant Memorial Park in Marion, Indiana.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to The Great Commission Fund of The Christian Missionary Alliance, (Great Commission Fund), 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
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Posted on 2019 Oct 11