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Jeanne Dresback Bowen


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Jeanne Dresback Bowen Obituary
Jeanne Dresback Bowen

Memphis, TN

Jeanne Dresback Bowen, 93, died Friday March 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born August 14, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University until she met the love of her life, Armour C. Bowen Jr. and moved to Memphis Tennessee in 1945. Her many accomplishments include being an active member of the Junior League of Memphis, where she served as secretary. She was chairman of the Waffle Shop at Calvary Episcopal Church where she became known for her famous Siren's chocolate cake. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Communion where she was a member of the All Saints Guild and the Altar Guild. She was a member of the Tuesday Study Club. She was an avid seamstress and baker, but she was most well known for her strong faith and her love of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Armour C. Bowen Jr. She is survived by her three daughters Peggy Smith (Bernie) of Oxford MS, Martha Barnes, and Jeanne Hollis (Richard); nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, March 27, at Noon in the Parish Hall at the Church of the Holy Communion followed by the funeral service at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Church of the Holy Communion or a .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 26, 2017
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