Christina M. Bowman

Alton | Tuesday, December 3 2013

Christina M. Bowman, 89, passed away at 4:20 am Tuesday December 3, 2013 at Brookside Inn Nursing Home in Castle Rock, Co.

She was born in Havana, IL on December 24, 1923, the daughter of the late Eugene and Leona (Allen) Shafer.

She married Carl F. Bowman Jr. on April 10, 1949 in Havana, IL. He preceded her in death.

She was the Cafeteria Manager at the Clare Barton and the Lincoln School’s in Alton for over 23 years. She was a member of the Brown Street Baptist church in Alton, IL. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter Judith Wolff of Lesterville, MO and, three sons; Charles Bowman of Highland, Ill, Michael Bowman of Hartford, IL and David Bowman of Parker, CO, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one brother,  Miles Shafer of Lake Orin, Michigan.

In addition to her husband, and parents she was preceded in death by daughter Zella Nitz

In celebration of her life a visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm, at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, Il. Where funeral services will be at 11 am Saturday, December 7, 2013 with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Burial will follow at Witt Cemetery in Rockbridge, IL.

Memorials may be made to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, IL.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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