BOWMAN, Barbara Lucille (Schurdell)

Date of birth:  29 Sep 1929 Cleveland
Date of death: 25 Jan 2009 Charlotte, North Carolina

Source: Franklin Daily Journal

Repository: Genealogy Library Family Files, Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin, Indiana

Barbara Lucille Bowman

Barbara Lucille (Schurdell) Bowman, RN, died Jan. 25, 2009, at Aldersgate Re­tirement Com­munity in Char­lotte, N.C, sur­rounded by her loving family. She was a resident of Charlotte.

An Indiana­polis memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at her home church, Calvary Lutheran Church, 6111 Shelby St.

The family requests that memo­rials be sent to Calvary Lutheran Church, 6111 Shelby St., Indiana­polis, IN 46227; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

She will be remembered as an independent and straight-talking professional nurse who cared for all those around her throughout her entire life.

She was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Cleveland to Lucille and Arthur Schurdell. She graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1950 and began her 40-year nursing career as a regis­tered nurse.

Her first job was at Indianapolis Veterans Hospital. She then worked as a homemaker, raising her children in Louisville, Ky., Olympia, Wash., and Valparaiso.

She returned to Indianapolis in 1967 and began a 25-year career at Methodist Hospital. She retired from Methodist as a surgical head nurse in 1992. She moved to Charlotte in 2007 to be with her daughter.

She is survived by a brother, Ted Schurdell of Fort Myers, Fla.; three children, Jim (Shana) Bow­man of Greenwood, Linda (Doug) Hamilton of Charlotte and Andy Bowman of Orlando, Fla., five grandchildren, Sarah (Ken) Ackermann, Laura (Joel) Pontius, Andrew Bowman, Leslie Hamilton and Brad Hamilton; and one great-grandchild, Lucas Ackermann.

A memorial service was con­ducted Jan. 26 in Charlotte, with Richard Runge of Ascension Lutheran Church presiding.

Transcribed by Stuart Johnson