BOWMAN, Grace Stella (Conner)

Date of birth:  26 Mar 1906, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 10 Nov 2003, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana; November 12, 2003

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

Grace S. Bowman

Grace Stella (Conner) Bowman, 97, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Todd-Aikens Health Center in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin.

She was born March 26, 1906, in Johnson County. Her parents were William Aaron and Minnie Mae (Smith) Conner. She married Ollie Ebel Bowman on May 6, 1926, in Johnson County. He pre­ceded her in death May 21, 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Roberts of Franklin; two grandsons, James Brian Roberts and Brent Lee Roberts, both of Franklin; and six great- grand­children. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Bowman; two brothers, Granvel and Claude Conner; four sisters, Daisy Conner, Emma Fordyce, Florence Patterson and Ethel Mitchell; and a granddaughter, Lori Lynn Roberts.

She attended Hopewell schools.

She was employed as a house­keeper for several families for 43 years. She was also employed by Bank One in custodial work for six years and by Varynit Mills as a seamstress for 28 years.

She was a longtime member of Faith Evangelical Methodist Church, now known as Franklin Trinity Lighthouse Church.

She enjoyed tatting, quilting, crocheting and gardening.

The Rev. Norman Palmer will conduct a service at 2 p.m. Fri­day at Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home, 197 E. Jefferson St. in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funer­al home. Burial will be at Green­lawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Transcribed by Stuart Johnson