Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, Stronghurst, Ill. The funeral for Mrs. Bowlyou will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Carman United Methodist Church, Carman, Ill., with the Rev. Anita Munden officiating. Burial will be at Carman Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Carman United Methodist Church and Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab.
She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Dallas City, Ill., the eldest child of Roy and Florence Peeler Eaves. On Oct. 24, 1939, she married Charles Earl Bowlyou in Kahoka, Mo. She and her husband lived in Aledo, then Monmouth.
Her career started, after raising five sons, as an associate buyer for the Style Shops and Honard Von Maur. She loved gardening and visiting with her neighbors in Monmouth.
She was a former member of the Eastern Star in Aledo, and a supportive member of the Carman United Methodist Church. She and her husband retired to their family farm in rural Lomax, Ill., where she and her sons created a beautiful sanctuary for all to enjoy. There were many family gatherings at her farm. Her patriotism was enhanced by her brothers and sons that served in the military.
Survivors include five sons, Cary (Judy) Bowlyou, Pleasant Valley, Charles (Sue) Bowlyou and Richard (Linda) Bowlyou, rural Lomax, Lynn (Linda) Bowlyou, Aledo, Byron (Shelly) Bowlyou, Chetek, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Guy Eaves, Fountain Green, Ill., Jerry (Nancy) Eaves, Memphis, Mo., Lester (Patty) Eaves, Niota, Ill., Jack (Kay) Eaves and Richard (Becky) Eaves, Fort Madison, Iowa; two sisters, Imogene (Don) Hodges, Fort Madison, Linda (Tom) Neuendorf, Donnellson, Iowa; numerous loving nieces and nephews; and her extended family at Oak Lane.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Ruby Pickard and Betty Scott; and four brothers, Mike, Pat, Vernon and Billy Eaves.
Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.
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