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Carol Bowen

October 26, 1939 — March 14, 2019

Carol Bowen

Carol A. Bowen, Bloomington, IL, died March 14 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, IL.

Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Rev. Peter Weeks officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.

A private graveside service will be held at The Forrest Cemetery in Forrest.

Carol was born October 26, 1939 in Chatsworth, IL. She was the daughter of Leonard Hoeger and Kathryn (Flessner) Hoeger. She married George Bowen on August 25, 1961 in Fairbury, IL.

Surviving are her husband George, Bloomington, IL; and their two daughters, Debby (Don) Henkel, Shirley, IL and Kathy Bowen, Bloomington, IL.; three beloved nephews and their families, Eric (Joni) Sloter, Bentonville, AR, John (Brenda) Sloter, Boone, IA, and Mark (Tina) Deany, Richmond Heights, MO. She also leaves many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Joyce Deany, who also passed away on March 14, 2019.

Carol grew up a farm girl who was a bookkeeper most of her life. She enjoyed her faith, family, friends, a good laugh and her dogs. She liked to collect antique glassware, garden, read and be with family and friends. She was proud of her Ostfriesland German heritage and enjoyed genealogy with her family.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the McLean County Nursing Home for taking care of her. Their care and love will be missed.

Memorials can be made to The Baby Fold, Normal, IL or Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL.


MAR 20. 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

MAR 21. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
1822 E. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Graveside Service

MAR 21. 2:00 PM (CDT)

The Forrest Cemetery
Forrest, IL

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