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Betty Jo Bowman

August 28, 1932 ~ March 10, 2013 (age 80)
Betty Jo Bowman, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her home.Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Forthman officiating. Burial will follow at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.Betty was a member of the Metropolis First Baptist Church.Betty is survived by two sons, Kent Bowman and wife Becky of Metropolis, IL and his children Josh Bowman and wife Jessica of Metropolis, and Jennifer Bowman and friend Josh Coble of Metropolis; and Eric Bowman of Spring, TX, his children, Tyler Bowman and wife Amber of Trenton, TX, Joseph Travis Bowman of Houston, TX; 2 sisters, Roma Smith and Sheila Carver and husband Don and one brother, Bill Williams and wife Sherry all of Metropolis; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Bowman of Metropolis and Landry Bowman of Trenton, TX, two sisters-in-law Peggy Swancey and husband of Dunwoody, GA and Barbara Lee Bowman of Metropolis; several nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years Joe Bowman, her parents, J.P. (Pal) and Ola (Travelstead) Williams, and one brother Kenneth Williams.Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 10 am until noon at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may take the form of donation to Metropolis First Baptist Church 306 Massac Creek Rd Metropolis, IL 62960 or the Alzheimer's Association Southern IL Chapter 402 E. Plaza Dr. Carterville, IL 62918.

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