Thelma L. Bowland, 91

Thelma L. Bowland, 91, formerly of Greentown, passed away at 4:45 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Kokomo.  Thelma was born in Grant County on Feb. 5, 1929.  Her parents were Charles David Douglass and Wilma “Theora” Ancil Douglass Robbins.  She married Raymond “Ray” Bowland in Peru on March 9, 1948 and he survives.

Thelma was a 1947 graduate of Swayzee High School and a member of the Converse Church of Christ.  She was a homemaker and farm wife. Thelma loved her family unconditionally and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed reading and working puzzles.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Ray, are her daughters Connie (Craig) McKillip of Wabash, Karen (Mike) Fauber of Greentown and Kathy (Bill) Shrock of Leesburg; grandchildren Brent McKillip, Brooke McKillip, Chad Fauber, Angela Ford, Kyle Shrock and Kent Shrock and 17 great-grandchildren.  Thelma was preceded by both parents, her step-father, sister, brothers and granddaughter, Jennifer McKillip.

A private family service was on Dec. 9, 2020 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, Amboy, with Dave Stokes officiating.  Burial is in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made through the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Posted on 2020 Dec 09