June 2, 1927 - March 14, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Winifred L. “Winnie” Bowers, 87 of Urbana, passed away, Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Vancrest of Urbana, with her family by her side.
She was born June 2, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Orville and S. Winifred (Overhalser) Scott. Winnie was a homemaker. She loved working on crossword puzzles and making baby quilts, in which she had made over 100 quilts for the Sycamore House.
Winnie is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Gary) Robbins, Gloria (Jay) Combs, Mary Ann (DJ) Wheeler and Karen (Mike) Martin; her son, Lowell Lee (Debra) Bowers; grandchildren, Pamela (Andrew) Oliver, Russell (Teresa) Robbins, James (Melissa) Robbins, Stella New, Peter (Flora) Blameuser, Christina (Tim) Allman, Julie (Demetrius) Millas, Michael Wheeler, Jared (Jayne) Martin, Teresa Crabtree, Carmen (Bob) Huffman, Cathy Combs, Jeromy Combs, Cheri (John) Stevens, Newell (Kelli) Naumann, James (Crystal) Naumann, and Becky Minix, Jennifer Leopard; great grandchildren, Bradley (Kathy), Tyler, Chad, Taylor, Christian, Jesse, Melany, Corey, Blair, CJ, Michael (Samantha), Christopher (Fred), Patrick, Phillip, Dylan, Drew, Lana, Carly, Corban, Truman, Zander, Roy, Dusty, Shawn (Marlena), Lane, Brian, Beth (Sergio), Bobbi Sue, Charlie, Harley, Winnie Bella, Kalob, Jacob, Daniel, Wyatt, Hunter, Gloria, Sarilyn, Jeremiah, Jason, Jackson, Codi, Courtney, Hannah, Michael, Raven, Aiden, and Liam; great-great grandchildren, Kaylee, Trevor, Cheyene, Madalyn, Trinity, Zion, Malaquis, JB, Lillieanna, Caroline, Weston, Cameran, Ian, and Arianna; her brothers, Orville Scott and John (Jeanie) Scott, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of over 60 years in 2003, E. Lowell Bowers; granddaughter, Winnie Mae Leopard; grandson, Tony Leopard; sisters, Helen Carnes and Margaret Reeves; brother, George Scott; and her beloved Dog, “Scottie”.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Vancrest for their loving care and support.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the funeral home with Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Mother.
She covered many babies and touched many lives with her time and talent. We shall miss her special touch in this ministry.
Staff and Board of Sycamore House
My deepest Sympathies and Condolences to the Bowers family at this sad time. Winnie was a very good person. Although I have not had the chance to talk to her in years, Lowell spoke about her often when he was with us. She will now get the chance to be with him again.
Condolences to Karen and all of Winnies family. I will always remember the time your mom and dad spent and helped out at the senior center. I know she is with Lowel and they are both smiling. They were our first Seniors of the Month at the center!
I was so sadden to hear of your moms passing. I remember the good times we had while we were in high school and having sleep overs at the house on Gwynne. Remember the good times, she’ll always be with you. It’s so hard to lose a parent even though you know it’s going to happen. My prayers are with you.