Mary E. Bowles, 83
Mary E. Bowles, 83, of Hope, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Millers Merry Manor in Hope.
Mary was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Lonnie and Odessa Mae Hall. She married H. Glen Bowles on Oct. 4, 1982.
Mary attended Lowell General Baptist church and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Lonnie L. (Lora) Ryan of Columbus; daughter, Laura Ryan of Raleigh, North Carolina; step-sons, Roger (Patricia) Bowles of Taylorsville, Paul Bowles, Dennis Bowles both of Indiana; a step-daughter, Loretta (Jerry) Coomer of Columbus; grandchildren, Amanda Ryan and Lauren Hupp; brothers, Charles Hall of California, Cylde Morrow, Richard Morrow, David Morrow and Gene Morrow all of Greensburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H. Glen Bowles on Nov. 14, 2003; step-son Bob Bowles; and brothers, Tom, Ralph, and Gene Morrow\
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus and one hour prior to the service. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Poynter and Charles Wright officiating. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery in Bartholomew County.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
You may view her video after 5:00 P.M. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at
Published on March 14, 2016


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