Manford L. Bowman, 76, of Seymour, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Vincent's Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.
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Born Nov. 16, 1936, in Brownstown, he was the son of Calvin and Ethel (Reedy) Bowman.
He loved fishing and woodworking, stamp collecting, reading books, working puzzles and smoking cigars.
Survivors include three children, David J. Bowman of Bloomington, Jerry L. Bowman and Pamela M. Bowman, both of Seymour. Manford also had five grandchildren, Jessica H. Bowman, Joshua C. Bowman, Dustin E. Bowman, Brandon Joseph Lee Royalty and Amber N. Royalty; six great-grandchildren, Landin D. Jarvis, Jaylan V. Johnson, Elias J. Bowman, Jayce L. Royalty, Dakota L. Royalty and Jayden H. Pittman. Manford also had two sisters, Mary Alice Turner of Pennsylvania and Janice (John) Nelson of Whiteland.
Manford was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ida Kathryn Durham and Jeanice Weaver.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Freetown Funeral Chapel, 4795 W. First St. in Freetown. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the funeral home for the Manford Bowman memorial fund. Friends can share messages or share a photo online at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com.
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311 Holiday Sq. Rd. Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from July 1 to July 5, 2013