2012-06-30 / Obituaries

Francis C. Bowman

A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of Francis C. Bowman, 86. of Thornville, formerly of Mansfield, was held June 25, 2012, at the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Lexington, with Pastor Ernest Grogg officiating. Full military honors were conducted by the Mansfield Joint Veterans Council.

Francis died June 21, 2011, in Thornville.

He was born June 25, 1925, in Columbus, the son of the late Clarence W and Elizabeth (Stowell) Bowman. He served honorably in the US Navy during WWII and was retired from the flexible Corporation after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Hebron Post of the American Legion and the Community of Christ of Mansfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Mathias) in 1997; his brother, Ralph; and his sister, Elnora Holmes.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral. com

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