Mary was born on May 30, 1925 to Raymond and Della Smith just east of Purdy, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Doyle Bowman of Purdy.
She is survived by one sister: Velma Fly, of Monett, Mo.; two sons: Larry and Danny Bowman, both of Purdy; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
|Funeral services for Mrs. Bowman will be held at Arnhart Baptist Church in East Purdy at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Reverend John Duncan will officiate. Interment will be in the Arnhart Cemetery. Visitation will be at Buchanan Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.||In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Arnhart Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.|