Betty L. Bowman, 80, of Crystal River, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. A native of Lecanto and primarily a lifelong resident of Citrus County, she was born Feb. 20, 1934, to Miller and Emma (Barnes) Beville, one of four children. Betty served as a cafeteria worker for Crystal River Middle School with over 20 years of service and attended Lecanto Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son. Claude E. Bowman, Citrus Springs; and grandchildren, Eric Bowman, Citrus Springs and Elizabeth Radke (husband Timothy), New Jersey; as well as her extended family and many friends. Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Elmer Bowman (Feb. 4, 2006); her daughter-in-law, Beverly Bowman (March 19, 2012); as well as siblings Arthur and Gilbert Beville and Eloise Rogers.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Magnolia Cemetery, Lecanto. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 16, 2014