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Dorothy Bowman 1921 - 2010
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Dorothy Bowman

Dorothy Bowman 1921 - 2010


PAWNEE ROCK — Dorothy G. Bowman, 89, died Sept. 6 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born May 29, 1921, at Walnut Township in Pawnee County, the daughter of Friedrich Heyen and Anna Elisabeth (Gerdes) Hanken. She married Edward Alan Bowman Feb. 24, 1943, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 25, 1999. She was a feature story journalist at the Great Bend Tribune from the 1950s to the 1970s, and was an antique dealer at Pawnee Rock. She had been an Ellinwood resident since 2001, coming from Pawnee Rock.

Mrs. Bowman was a member of United Methodist Church, Pawnee Rock; American Legion Auxiliary past president; and Kansas Press Women. She was a former mayor of Pawnee Rock, and was active with and served on many local and state-wide committees.

Survivors include two sons, Brent Bowman and wife Lorie of Manhattan, and James Bowman and wife Debbie of Albert; one sister, Elda Schroeder of Albert; two grandchildren, Brandon Bowman and Stephine Bowman; and two great-grandchildren, Brett Bowman and Elliott Bowman.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations to the Barton County Community College Foundation may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-3525

Great Ben (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 8, 2010