Source unknown, March 3, 1951
Mary E. Bowman
Dies At Hospital
    Funeral Rites
    Are Announced
  EDINBURG, March 3 — Death
came to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Lib-
by) Bowman, one of Edinburg's
most beloved women Friday after-
noon at 2:45 o'clock in the Bar-
tholomew County Memorial Hospi-
tal. She had been a patient there
for ten weeks.
  Funeral services are to be con-
ducted at the Edinburg Methodist
church at 2 o'clock Monday after-
noon. The Rev. S. T. Klies, pastor of
the church, will officiate and burial
will be in Rest Haven cemetery.
  The body will be returned to the
late residence, 212 West Main Cross
street, from the Gosney funeral
home, and friends may call after
1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. They
are invited to attend the rites.
          Native Of Indiana
  The daughter of the Rev. Israel
H. and Hannah C. Mowery Pressly,
she was born in Indiana Feb. 4,
1876. Most of her life had been
spent in Edinburg where she had
made many friends.
  She was married to J. Frank
Bowman and Mr. Bowman and their
child preceded her in death.
  Early in life Mrs. Bowman unit-
ed with the Lutheran church but
had been one of the active and loy-
al workers in the Edinburg Metho-
dist church for 45 years.
  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
John Dowd, of Indianapolis; Mrs.
Frank Mooney, of Columbus, O.,
and several nieces and nephews.

Transcribed from Woodruff Scrapbook #1, pg. 67 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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