Shirley Bowers, age 80, of Winside

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Funeral services for Shirley A. Bowers, age 80, of Winside will be held at the United Methodist Church in Winside on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Winside on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. Memorials may be directed to the Bowers family for later designation. She passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

Shirley Ann Bowers was born July 19 1936, at Carroll  to James and Maude (McIntire)  Hampton.  She graduated from Carroll High School in 1953 and attended Wayne State Teachers College. She was a rural Wayne County school teacher for one year.  Shirley married Larry D. Bowers June 18, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Carroll.  The couple lived in Omaha until 1957, moving to a farm near Truman, MN.  In 1967, the couple returned to farm near Winside.  Shirley was a member of the United Methodist Church, Center Circle, United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed the Huskers, NASCAR, traveling, and camping.  Shirley truly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Daniel (Teri) Bowers, Robert (Janice) Bowers, and Richard (June) Bowers, all of Winside; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Peterson of Lincoln; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Karen Hartmann of Winside, Gary (Barbara) Bowers of Hartington, and Dennis and Lois Bowers of Winside; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry October 16, 2012; brothers, James Hampton, Fay Hampton, Robert Hampton, and Thomas Hampton; sisters, Esther Hughes and Beulah Grahek; father and mother -in-law, Bernie and Irene Bowers; and brother-in-law, Owen “Tuffy” Hartmann.

 

 

 

 

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