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Robert Kenneth Bowers

Jerseyville | Wednesday, January 23 2013

AGE: 88  DIED:  12:45 a.m. January 23, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center 

BORN: June 2, 1924 in Jerseyville

PARENTS: George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr.  (Both Deceased)

MARRIED: June Swift, later married: Marion J. Brodd (she died November 15, 1990) and then he later married Dorothy Ellen Hambleton Hartman

DATE & PLACE:  June 14, 2003 in East Alton, Illinois

OCCUPATION: Retired Teamster Truck Driver and had later worked at Farm & Home Supply and Walmart, both in Jerseyville

MILITARY: U.S. Army World War II Veteran

MEMBERSHIPS: United Presbyterian Church in Wood River and Jerseyville Moose Lodge #695 where he served as Legion of the Moose

PER HIS REQUEST HIS BODY WAS DONATED TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

MEMORIAL VISITATION:  9-11 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013

At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  11:00 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013

At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

Military Rites conducted at the Funeral Home by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492

OFFICIANT: Rev. Pam Laing

MEMORIALS: In Liu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Wood River

SURVIVORS:

WIFE:   Dorothy Ellen Hartman-Bowers of Jerseyville

SON: Kenneth Edward Bowers of Nevada

STEP-CHILDREN: JoEllen Extrom of Swansea, Illinois, Richard Hartman of Hutchinson, Kansas, Cathy Marshall of East Alton & Ruth Menz of East Alton

SEVERAL GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVERAL GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

SISTER: Lois Dugger of Carrollton BROTHER: Floyd & Marilyn Bowers of Jerseyville

SEVERAL NEICES AND NEPHEWS

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents, 2 Infant Daughters, 1 Infant Son, Wife, Sisters: Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and Helen Kinsey. Brothers: Paul, George, James Randall and Charles Bowers.


Obit Provided By:
Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home

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