Martha-Bowser-Obituary

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Martha Louise Bowser

Mena, Arkansas

Jul 26, 1957 – Jul 28, 2011 (Age 54)

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Beasley-Wood/Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home - Mena Obituary

Martha Louise Bowser, age 54, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 26, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to Lonnie O. Lance and the late Wanda Evins Lance. She was a truck driver by profession and was of the Pentecostal faith. Martha loved to fish and watching wrestling, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and her family, who will forever miss her. She was a loving daughter, mother, mammy, sister, and friend. She is survived by: Son: Brian Baker and fianc' Alicia of Mena, Arkansas Daughters: Melissa McCann and husband Joe of Mena, Arkansas Michelle Essman and husband Jamie of Mena, Arkansas Rene Self and husband Steven of Mena, Arkansas Father: Lonnie Lance of Mena, Arkansas Sister: Virginia Dilbeck and husband Johnny of Mena, Arkansas Grandchildren: Johnny, Joey, Jacob, Sarah, Bridgette, Kaitlyn, Autumn, & Haven Great-grandchildren: John, Aiden and Alex She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Lance, a brother, Jessie Ray Gosnell, and her grandparents, Martha May and William Ray Evins. Funeral services will be Monday, August 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment follows in Mt. Gilead Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chris Dilbeck, Chris Rippe, Nathan Crawford, Nicholas Crawford, David 'Poncho' Rice, and Robert Krell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob McCann, Joey McCann, Rick Sandoval, Noah Crawford, C.J. Dilbeck, Wayne Bayless, and Johnny Dilbeck.

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