The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

June 16, 2013

Ruth A. Bowman

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Ruth A. Bowman, age 93, of Carl Junction passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Spring River Christian Village with her daughters by her side.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1919, in Jasper County, Mo., to Ray Askins and Hester Weir Askins. Ruth worked for the Jasper County Division of Family Services as a switch board operator. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carl Junction, loved to go to the Carl Junction Senior Citizens Center, to sew, to read her Bible and especially loved to spend time with her family.  Ruth was a graduate of Alba High School.

She married Robert Bowman on Oct. 17, 1938 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1992. Ruth was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Ray Bowman; daughters, Bobbie Bowman, and Donna Kay Bowman.

She is survived by her daughters, Sheila Burger and husband, Brad, of Carl Junction, Deonne Johnson and husband, Gary, of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister, Erma Jean Weeks, of Carthage; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, at the First Baptist Church of Carl Junction. The family will be present for visitation from 9 a.m. until service time at the church on Tuesday. Burial will follow in Carl Junction Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Carl Junction or the Carl Junction Senior Citizens Center in her memory.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.

1
Text Only
Obits
  • Derfelt Funeral Home Erva Randall

    Erva Virginia (Stinson) Randall, age 94, of Baxter Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby M. Jenkins Ruby Marie Bash Jenkins

    Ruby Marie Bash Jenkins passed away at 7:58 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at  Sharon Lane Nursing Center in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kan.  She had been a resident of that facility for a little over a year. She was 94 years and 3 months of age.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • William E. Bader William E. Bader

    William E. (Bull) Bader, 95,  passed away on July 23, 2014 at Gainesville Health Care Center where he resided.
    Bill was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Stuttgart, Germany.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tommy Farmer Tommy W. Farmer Jr.

    Tommy Walter Farmer Jr., 70, went home to be with the Lord at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • ButlerRuthalene Ruthalene Butler

    Ruthalene Butler, 92, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a long illness.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • mason woodard Mary A. Ash

    Mary A. Ash, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:56 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Nuel Scroggins

    In memory of David Nuel Scroggins 1948 - 2012

    July 23, 2014

  • Judy A. Orton Judy A. Orton

    Judy A. Orton, 58, of Joplin, Mo. passed away early Monday, July 21, 2014 at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Jo Arkle Jo Arkle

    Jo Arkle, 79, Joplin, Mo.,  died July 20, 2014, at Freeman West, Joplin.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carolyn Anderson Carolyn "Sue" Anderson

    Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo