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November 13, 2013

Rose A. Lori Bowman, 90; Clarksville

— Funeral liturgy for Rose A. Lori Bowman, 90, Clarksville, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Clarksville, with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. She died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

 She was born May 31, 1923 in New Albany, to the late Michael E. and Genevieve Schulte Lori. She was the widow of John E. Bowman and a 60 year long member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was a homemaker as well as retired from the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville. She was a lover of all children. She read a collection of children’s books to three generations of children. She was most at home sitting at the head of the kitchen table with a room full of grandkids playing board games and drinking coffee. She saw beauty in everyday life, and especially enjoyed teaching grand and great-grandchildren how to draw and paint. She loved cooking and baking, and she made sure that everyone got a cake on their birthday. She took pride in her front and back yard gardens, every Spring was greeted with irises and tulips. She only watched two channels: pbs and msnbc. We all were so lucky to have her.  The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers:    

granddaughter, Leigh Ann Bowman and Bonnie Justice and Jennifer Osborne.

Survivors include five children,    John Bowman Sr. and wife, Laverne, Jim Bowman, David Bowman and wife, Lou Ann, Nancy Phipps and husband, Rick, and Chris Bowman and wife, Pam; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;

two sisters, Freda Jahn and Jesse Skelton; one brother, Frank Lori and wife, Margaret; and brother-in-law, Fred Eaton.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Marie Pirtle, Melvin Lori, and Irma Eaton.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Kraft Funeral Service, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany.

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