John J. Bowman

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CANNELTON - John J. Bowman, 87, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
He was born in Cannelton March 8, 1926, son of the late Leroy Bowman and Anna (Perry) Bowman. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Bonnie Jean Bowman and Evelyn Seals; a brother, Charles Bowman and a half-brother, Monroe Shephard.
John married Betty Storm March 1, 1947, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Cannelton.
A United States Army veteran, John earned three bronze stars while he served his country during World War II with the 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division.
John worked at the Indiana Cotton Mill, was a part-time police officer for the city of Cannelton and worked for more than 32 years at Maxon Marine, formerly in Tell City.
A member of American Legion Post 213 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Bowman of Cannelton; his daughters, Donna Palmertree of Valrico, Fla., and Pam Newto of Tell City; a sister, Geraldine Parsons of Tell City; six grandchildren, Dawn Snyder, Amy Lumpkins, Jayson Sandage, John Mark Newton, Brad Newton and Stephanie Newton and three great-grandchildren, Pvt. Andrew Snyder, Kyle Snyder and Bryce Newton.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, (today) at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in New Cliff Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 213 and VFW Post 2939.
Visitation was set from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and from 9 a.m. until service time today.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 213 or VFW Post 2939.
Messages of condolence may be left online at
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Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2251
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Published in Perry County News on June 10, 2013
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