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William "Bill" Barber Bowman, 61, of Council Grove, died Monday, January 26, 2004 at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove, KS.

Born May 13, 1942, in Dunlap, Kansas, William was the son of Lorin Henry and Pauline Martel Thomas Bowman.  He graduated from Council Grove High School and attended Kansas State University.  Mr. Bowman was a Maintenance Supervisor at Aero-Quip and co-owner of Bowman Interiors.  He also had been a manager at Tam-Ann Feeds, Ranch Manager and worked in the Oil Fields.  He was a member of the Council Grove Christian Church.  He loved to fish and hunt, loved his family and was a very generous person.

He married Barbara Reed on October 27, 1963 at the Methodist Church in Council Grove, KS.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include:

1 Son: Alan Bowman and friend Thresa, Council Grove

1 Daughter: Julie Corpening of Hutchinson, KS

5 Grandchildren: Darcie Bowman, Travis Bowman, Nate Corpening, Danielle Corpening, and Baylee Corpening

1 Sister: Connie Thomas and husband, Allen of Council Grove

Preceded in death by: His parents, Lorin and Pauline Bowman

Funeral Services for Mr. Bowman will be 1:30PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at Penwell-Gabel Council Grove Chapel with burial to follow at Sunnyslope Cemetery.  Mr. Bowman will lie in state from 9:00AM until 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Penwell-Gabel Council Grove Chapel.  The family requested memorials be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research and may be sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Council Grove Chapel.

Transcribed and Contributed by Kenneth Thomas

Last Updated:  Sunday, November 06, 2005 23:49:42

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