BOWMAN, Barbara Lucille (Schurdell)
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