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JOAN BOWMAN - DEAN, 88, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Jan. 23, 1933, in Paulding, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Durl and Blanche Horner. Joan graduated from Oakwood High School, Oakwood, Ohio, in 1950. She was a cashier at Keltsch Pharmacy for 23 years, retiring in 2000. Joan was a member of Northridge Baptist Church of Fort Wayne. Joan enjoyed gardening, feeding birds, being outdoors and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. Dean; children, Marvin (Linda) Bowman, Brenda Anderson, Debra Kage, Sue (Kim) Snyder and Kelly (Roger) Bowman-Smith, all of Fort Wayne, and Rita (Robert) Odquist of Huntington, Ind.; stepchildren, Patricia (Roger) Apple, Donnie (Sara) Dean, Julie Gaff, and Steve Dean; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a host of step grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and sisters, Ruby Buckmaster of Ashley, Ind., and Nancy (Darrell) Noffsinger of Paulding, Ohio. Joan was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis "Harlan" Bowman; one brother, and six sisters. A Celebration of Life is noon Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Northridge Baptist Church, 1300 E. Cook Road, Fort Wayne, with a gathering two hours prior. Memorials may be made to Northridge Baptist Church. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 11, 2021.
Memorial Gathering
10:00 AM
Celebration of Life
12:00 PM
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May 16, 2021
Don and family, so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. May the peace of God be with all of you.
Louise Deck, Knoxville, TN
May 11, 2021
Deb, Sue and all of the Bowman family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her always having a smile on her face. May God bless her and her entire family.
Paula Clouse
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