Mary Helen Bowling, 71, Medora, died 12:15 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at her residence.
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Born March 14, 1942 in Harlan, Ky., she was the daughter of Pearl and Sophia Davidson Brittain. Both parents preceded her in death. On Sept. 8, 1958 in Manchester, Ky., she married Cecil Bowling, and he survives.
Other survivors include three daughters: Kim (Jack) Burnette, Bedford, Verta (Tom) McComas, Trenton, Ohio, and Sophia Hedrick (friend: Tony Moore), Medora; one brother, Pearl Brittain, Jr., Norman; three sisters: Minnie Belle (Jack) Petrey, Deridder, La., Barbara (Edgar) Burns, Nicholsville, Ky., and her twin, Mae (Robert) Burns, also of Nicholsville, Ky; 13 grandchildren: Jason Shouse, Ashley Haley, Josh Burnette, Dakotta Burnette, Aaron Wilkins, Kendra Wilkins, Alisha Hedrick Muncy, Ronnie Hedrick, Korey Hedrick, LouAnn Fuller, Thomas McComas, Cory Malcolm, Tonya Malcom; and 22 great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were four sisters: Lavaghun Patrick, Athlene Smith, Martha Hughes and Wanda Moore; two brothers: Thaddeus and Harry Brittain; and one son-in-law, Ron Hedrick.
A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown, with the Rev. W.L. Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at White River Valley Cemetery, Medora.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 and from noon until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Spurgeon Funeral Home
206 E Commerce St
Brownstown, IN 47220
Published in The Jackson County Banner from June 10 to June 17, 2013