BOWMAN, Donald E.

Daily Journal, October 12, 2005
Donald E. Bowman

    Donald E. Bowman, 81, of
Greenwood, passed away Monday,
Oct. 10, 2005, at Select Specialty
Hospital in Beech Grove.
    He was born April 23, 1924, in
Bluffton to Dious and Netta
(Erndst) Bowman. He married
Joann M. (McClellan) Bowman
on Sept. 9, 1949, in Mooresville.
She survives. Other survivors
include a daughter, Donna J. 
Bowman Bland (John) of Green-
wood; sons C. Neil Bowman
(Joann) of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Michael E. Bowman  (Linda
Hamilton Bowman) of Beech
Grove, and Joseph M. Bowman
(Melissa Pritt Bowman) of
Greenwood; eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his par-
ents; a son, Edward Bowman; a
brother, Harold Bowman, and
twin infant brothers; four sisters,
Ethyl Dedrick, Eileen Miller, Enid
McDaniels and Edith Arnold; and
one grandson, Nathan Bowman.
    Mr. Bowman was a maintenance
coordinator for Eli Lilly and Co. on
Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis
for 32 years, retiring in 1980.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II, having been
wounded in the Battle of the
Bulge and received the Purple 
Heart and Bronze Star.
    He was a member of Jubilee
Masonic Lodge 746 in Whiteland,
Indianapolis Valley of the
Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine,
Greenwood American Legion
Post 252 and Greenwood Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 5864. He
had attended Honey Creek
United Methodist Church in
    The Rev. David Mark Owens
will conduct a service at 10 a.m.
Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral
Home, 1977 S. State Road 135 in
Greenwood, with visitation from '
5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funer-
al home. Entombment will be in
Washington Park East Cemetery
in Indianapolis.
Transcribed from material in the Genealogy Library Family Files collection of the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131
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