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Pauline M. Bowman, 78, of Council Grove died May 14, 1998, at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove.

Mrs. Bowman was a bookkeeper at the Alta Vista State Bank before she retired in 1985. Earlier, she was employed at Kling's Ben Franklin Store, the Abell Grocery, Taylor Laundry and the U.S. Post Office, all in Council Grove. She also volunteered at the Twin Lakes Healthcare Center in Council Grove.

Pauline M. Thomas, the daughter of Preston and Cletys Funk Thomas, was born Oct 1, 1919, in the Lake Kahola area of Morris County. She married Lorin Henry Bowman on Feb. 18, 1940, at Emporia. He died Jan. 18, 1995.

Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church and the church's Ladies Bible Study. She was a foods leader in 4-H.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Thomas of Council Grove, a son, Bill Bowman of Council Grove, a brother Byron Dale Thomas of Estes Park, Colo.; four grandchildren, Alan Bowman and Charles Downes, II, both of Council Grove, Cindy Ditto of Burlington and Julie Corpening of Hutchinson; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kendall Funeral Chapel at Council Grove. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Council Grove. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the Kendall Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions to the church or the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University may be sent to the funeral chapel.
Transcribed and Contributed by Kenneth Thomas

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