Eunice Lyon Bowling, 91, Loretto, passed away Thursday, Feb., 21, 2013 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary, Nerinx.
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She was born on Dec. 23, 1921 and was a lifelong resident of Loretto. She served 35 years on the board of the old "Bank of Loretto", was a former board member of St. Catharine College, a graduate of Bethlehem Academy and a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Joseph Herbert and Mabel Cambron Lyon; one sister, Grace Lyon Mattingly; and three brothers, Henry Lyon, Rev. George Lyon OSB and Bro. Brian Lyon CSC.
Survivors include: her husband of 67 years, Bob Bowling Sr.; two sons, Bob Bowling Jr. (Lynnette) of LaGrange and Phil Bowling (Lynne) of Bardstown; one daughter, Phyllis Bowling of Bardstown; five grandchildren, Joe, Rob, Matt and Sarah Bowling and Kate Johnson; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Miles of Louisville; three brothers, Basil Lyon of Loretto, Raphael Lyon (Betty) and Rev. Joseph A. Lyon all of Louisville; and a sister-in-law, Grace Lyon of Loretto.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Church with burial in the church cemetery. Revs. R. Joseph Hemmerle, Joseph A. Lyon, Rev. Kenneth L. Kamber, Rev. Charles J. Batcheldor, and Rev. William D. Hammer were celebrants.
Active pallbearers were Joe Bowling, Rob Bowling, Matt Bowling, Bill Lyon, Hugh Mattingly and Kevin Miles.
Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Sarah Bowling and Kate Johnson.
Memorial donations may go to St. Francis of Assisi Bereavement Fund, P.O. Box 74, Loretto, KY 40037 or Mass of the Air, 508 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.
Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, is in charge of arrangements.
Mattingly Funeral Home
195 Holy Cross Road
Loretto, KY 40037
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2013