Muriel Bowman

Monday, June 9, 2003

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Muriel Dorothy "Peewee" Bowman, 75, of Olive Branch, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Wooten-Under-Edge, England, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth "Ellen" Fletcher Allen. She and John W. Bowman were married June 2, 1945, in England.

She was a member of the Church of England.

Survivors include her husband of Olive Branch; a daughter, Karen Walrack of Marion; a son, Allen Bowman of Olive Branch; three sisters, Joyce Breiktopf of Ireland; Joan Golding and Peggy Long, both of England; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Energy, Ill., with the Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow.

Crain Funeral Home of Tamms is in charge of arrangements.