Lloyd W. Bowman

Born: Fri., Sep. 21, 1928
Died: Fri., Feb. 22, 2013


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
Location: West Unity United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
Location: West Unity United Methodist Church

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Lloyd W. Bowman, 84 years, of West Unity, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance.  Lloyd was born September 21, 1928 in Zone, Ohio, the son of the late Franklin Benjamin and Alice May (Benson) Bowman.  He was a 1946 graduate of West Unity High School, where he played on the high school basketball team.  He married Joline Anne Shaffer on June 12, 1949 in West Unity, and she survives.  Lloyd was a lifelong dairy farmer.  He also owned and operated Bowman Dairy Bar Restaurant for 43 years.  Lloyd and his wife Joline also operated a Dairy Processing Plant and delivered milk house to house and to businesses until its closing in 1982.  He was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church.  He was involved with the Gideon’s International, the Bryan Madrigal Choir, the Sounds of Joy Quartet and the Barbershop Chorus of West Unity.  In his younger years, Lloyd was involved with Hamer Tech Basketball Squad.

Surviving is his wife, Joline A. of West Unity; one son, Lloyd F. (Susan) Bowman of West Unity; six daughters, Carolyn (Ed)Wolf of Lafayette, California, Jane (Ervin Fender) Fry  of Auburn, Indiana, Linda (Dana) Smith of Auburn, Illinois, Beth (Alan) Surfus of Markle, Indiana, Sandy Bowman of Pueblo, Colorado and Annette (Ron) Zaper of Whitehouse, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters,  Lola (Fred) Harker of Enon, Ohio and Anna Sheesley of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Mitch (Olive) Depew of West Unity.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Susan Kay Bowman in 1967, his infant brother, George Bowman, one sister, Elaine Depew and one son-in-law, Tom DePoy.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. in the West Unity United Methodist Church, 311 North Liberty Street, West Unity, where memorial services will begin at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Julia Ronngren officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio. (419-924-9200).

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the West Unity United Methodist Church 311 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio 43570, to Gideon’s International C/O: Larry Stuckey, 6871 State Route 2, Stryker, Ohio 43557 or to the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, 6625 State Route 66 North, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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Tim and Barb (Rueger) Pfost
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
Jolene and Family--We are so sorry about Lloyd's death but rejoice that we know where he is celebrating today with his Savior Jesus Christ and all those who have gone on. He was a good man! May all your good memories sustain you today and in the days ahead. No more suffering and pain. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. See you all soon. Love Tim and Bar

Brian & Roberta (Westfall) Carnahan
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I pray for God's comfort to your family during this time. I'm not sure if I will be able to make it over for calling but we want you to know we are thinking of you during this time of loss.

Richard Clevenger
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
Carolyn and family,

So sorry to hear of your dad. Just wanted you to know you are in our hearts and thoughts.

Wayne & Reta Meier//Keith-Barb & Jessica Kolkemeyer
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
Jolene and family
You have our sympathy and prayers. Heaven has gained another member for the choir. We always enjoyed coming to the pond. Jessica has missed it. He will be missed. Love ya

Nancy (Rueger) Verdi
   Posted Mon February 25, 2013
Dear Joline and Family, I am saddened to learn of Lloyd's passing but rejoice that he is with Jesus and all the others who have gone on before. What rejoicing there must be in Heaven. I have many fond memories of your whole family. May God grant you His comfort with the knowledge that the parting is only temporary. "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27

Love, Nancy (Rueger) Verdi

Pamela (Jones) Mercer
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
Dear Bowman Family,
I had the privilege to meet you at the tour of your home last Dec. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
A special note to Sandy with thoughts of you. God's comfort and love to all at this time. Pam

peter and jane bown
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Sorry to hear about your loss. You all mwill be in our thoughts and prayers . I have many found memories of Lloyd,s stories about the cows, farming and the ice cream shop. Sorry I never got out to clean all the cobwebs in the barn. I am sure he's smiling down at us. take care and remember all the good times. Dr. Pete and Jane Bowen

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