Franklin T. "Butch" Bowen

Franklin T. "Butch" Bowen, 67, of 625 Cedar St., died at 7:25 p.m. Friday (May 24, 2013) in Sunset Home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Quincy, a son of Earl and Nora Louise Heck Bowen. He married Linda Sparks on Sept. 21, 2001, in Quincy. She survives.

Butch worked as a union laborer for 45 years prior to retiring. He had worked as a commercial fisherman with his dad and brother in his youth.

He was a graduate of Quincy High School. He was of the Baptist faith. He liked hunting and fishing, going to the "boat" and being a jokester.

In addition to his wife, Linda, survivors also include his two daughters, Margaret Rehfeldt and Lorretta Thomas, both of Quincy; stepchildren, Linda Sue Young of Hardin, Mo., Lorena Hernandez and Donnie Mason, both of Quincy, Trena Hoyt of Barry, Clarence Finley and Shane Finley, both of Quincy, and Lori Burdette of West Point; a sister, Clemith Maddox, and brother, Henry Bowen, both of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Christine Bowen; grandchildren, Zachery Tuter, Matthew Thomas, Jeremy Bowen, Precious Thomas, Antonia and James Benninghoff, Patrick West, Steven Masterson, Brooklyn and Zoeie Finley, Stacey Tipton, Stephanie Mastin, Anthony Colamatteo, Misty Little and Michael Burgtorf; six stepgrandchildren, John and Dale Myers, Jeffrey, Jessica, Warren and Samantha Mason; as well as great- and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Disseler conducting. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: Noon until time of services Wednesday in the funeral home.


ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 26 to May 31, 2013