The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 16, 2013

Ruth A. Bowman

The Joplin Globe

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 for online condolences.