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Myrtle E. Bowman

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Bowman Myrtle E. Bowman, age 93, born April 15, 1924, in Spartanburg, SC., passed peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at home with her family. Predeceased by her parents Mary Boyd and Eddie Davis, husband Walter R. Bowman, Sr. and son Walter R. Bowman, Jr., and brothers Roy Thomas and Andrew Varner and her longtime "Dear beloved friend" Deane Keene. Survived by her sons, John, Bennie (Carol), Bruce (Grace), Nicholas (Christine), Herbert, William and Bernard Bowman; daughters, Lillian (Anthony) Harrison and Cynthia Bowman Okafor; brother, Charlie Jack (Nellie) Davis of Richmond, VA; brother-in-law, Eddie Ray Bowman; and sisters-in law, Margaret Hawkins of Spartanburg, SC and Bessie Bowman of Atlanta, GA; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grand-children and two great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including the Kanter Family. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Mt. Period Missionary Baptist Church, 462 Kimball Place, Columbus, OH 43205, where the family will receive friends 9 a.m. until the start of service. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 East Long St. To extend condolences to the family, please visit Myrtle's online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 18, 2017
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