BOWMAN, Margaret S.
Died August 4, 1987
Formerly co-owned business
Margaret S. Bowman
Margaret S. Bowman, 89, a resi-
dent at Franklin United Methodist
Home since September 1977, died
Monday afternoon at Johnson County
Memorial Hospital in Franklin, fol-
lowing an extended illness.
Born in Bartholomew County, July
16, 1898, she was the daughter of
Charles F. and Margaret S. (Smythe)
She graduated from Columbus
She married Wallace S. Bowman
April 26, 1920, in Bartholomew
County. He preceded her in death
Jan. 8, 1970.
Mrs. Bowman moved to Franklin in
1926. She and her husband co-owned
and operated Benzol Cleaners in
Franklin from 1926 to 1953, when they
She was a member of First Presby-
terian Church, Order of Eastern Star
chapter 439, both in Franklin, avid
Lincoln chapter Daughters of the
Union. She also belonged to Ameri-
can Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was
an honorary member at Hillview
A service will be at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Wright Memorial Chapel
at the Methodist Home, with the Rev.
Robert Fair officiating. Friends may
call in the Memory Room at the
Methodist Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial
will be at Greenlawn Cemetery,
Franklin. Vandivier-Parsley Funeral
Home, Franklin, is handling arrange-
She is survived by two nieces,
Patty L. Gwinnup, Greenwood, and
Joan Weinantz, Columbus; and one
nephew, Charles D. Giddens, Indian-
One sister, Louise Sims, also pre-
ceeded her in death.
Transcribed from materials 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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