Mary C. Bowman, 57, of Mongo, IN, lost her eight year battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at her residence.
Living her lifetime in LaGrange County she was a homemaker and a baby-sitter at her home. She was a member of the Mongo United Methodist Church; Mongo United Methodist Women, Youth Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and Mission Coordinator at the church; Mongo Community Development Association; past Mayor of Mongo; Relay for Life; and was very active in the community.
Mrs. Bowman was born on May 23, 1952 in LaGrange, IN to Ernest A. and Della (Bell) Rhinesmith; they survive in Mongo. She married Duane Bowman, III on July 3, 1970 in Mongo; he survives in Mongo.
Also surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Shanan and Jamie Staton of Mongo, Brittny and Tyler Cooley of Michigan City, IN, and Nicolette Byers of Mongo; a son and his fiancée, Brandon Bowman and Suzanne Krontz of Mongo; four granddaughters, Caterina, Isabella, Hannah, and McKenna; a sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and James Bartlett of LaGrange, IN; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sherryl Rhinesmith of Wolcottville, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was a sister, Debra K. Miller on June 5, 1993.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10:30 am at Mongo United Methodist Church in Mongo, IN with Rev. James Bartlett officiating.
Burial will be in Mongo Cemetery in Mongo.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 28, 2009 from 2-8 pm at Mongo United Methodist Church in Mongo.
Memorials may be given to Mongo United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Read Mary Bowman's Obituary and Guestbook on www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.