Sidney Bowdler, 64 of Mt. Vernon died 8:45 p.m. June 23, 2003, at his home.
He worked for General Radiator and later was employed at Ligma and Nuthern.
Mr. Bowdler was born June 24, 1938, in Cumberland, Ky., to John Bowdler and
Elma (Riddle) Bowdler. He married Karen (Pigg) Bowdler Aug.14, 1959, in York County,
Va.; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
The Rev. Chuck Ellis will officiate. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in rural
Mr. Bowdler is survived by his mother, Elma Bowdler of Mt. Vernon; his wife, Karen Bowdler
of Mt. Vernon; a son, John Bowdler of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Sheila Bowdler of Tampa, Fla.;
grandchildren Jeffery Poston of Mt. Vernon and Chelsey Bowdler of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother
Rick Bowdler and wife Jeanne of Radom; a sister Betty Winkler and husband Jim of Bluford; three
sisters-in-law, Carol Bowdler of Mt. Vernon, Germaine Bowdler of Texico and Kathy Wood and husband
Rondell of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bowdler was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of AMVETS, American Legion
Post 141, and the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmen's Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Bowdler; and three brothers, Jimmy, Kenneth, and
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or
may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348
for obituary information at any time.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson