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Betty Lou Bowman
May 12, 1935 ~ August 17, 2018 (age 83)
Betty Lou Bowman, age 83, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Miller Place in Celina.
Born on May 12, 1935, in Danville, IL, she was the daughter of the late George Lawson and Veda (Babb) Lawson Armstrong.
She married Edgar Bowman on August 19, 1978, and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2005.
Surviving are three children: John (Cheryl) Arnold of Minonk, IL, Darrell (Elaine) Arnold of Bloomington, IL, and Barb (Tony) Brazle of Mendon, seven grandchildren: Amy (Chris), Aubrey (Curt), Jeremiah (Brandy), Ian, Zander, Brenna and Chris, ten great-grandchildren: Tyler (Ashley), Samantha, Tommie, Hannah, Hailee, Hunter, Gage, Kimber, Dallas and Bailey, and a brother, Robert (Marlene) Lawson of Decatur, IL.
A daughter, Roberta Lawson, was stillborn.
Betty was proud to have earned her GED. She had worked as a waitress and factory worker, and as a food preparation aide for Meals on Wheels while living in Illinois.
She had been a member of the Red Hat Society, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Illinois, then joined Bowersock Brothers VFW Post #6772 in Spencerville.
She enjoyed painting, reading, and collecting frog figurines.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held at the Rockford United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Memorial Donations may be directed to: the Alzheimer's Association or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.