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Helen (Flora) Bowman
December 4, 1945 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Helen Bowman, age 75 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away in her home on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her family.
Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Sielbeck officiating.
Helen was a dear wife, mother, and Memaw; she did not tread lightly in this world, but with fervent steps that made those around her take notice. Helen did exceptional work as a nurse for over 25 years, and was a hard-fought advocate for every patient that ever came into her care.
She was an avid lover of animals, poker games, and sitting on her front porch with her great-grandchildren. There was nothing Helen cherished more in this world than her family; she loved everyone around her fiercely.
Helen is survived by her husband, Ronald Bowman, with whom she had just celebrated 59 years of marriage; her children, David Bowman, Samantha Bowman Hunt and Nate McCuan; grandchildren, Tabitha Shales, Kaci and Josh Featherston, Autumn and Matt Sutton, Lindey Hunt and Michael Mangold, Simon Bunting, and Jay Hunt; great-grandchildren, Evan Hornback, Brodi Hornback, Kate Sutton, and Jensen Featherston, and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Jefferson Monroe and Gracie (Salsberry) Flora; daughter, Rhonda Shales; sisters, Martha Reynolds, Peggy James, Wanda Sue McBride, Patricia Krueger; brothers, James Flora, Glen Flora and William “Bill” Flora.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in Helen’s name to Stonecreek Health and Rehabilitation Center-Resident Activity Fund, 4747 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42001 or Shawnee Wellness Assistance Therapy Training c/o Shawnee Correctional Center 6665 IL-146 Vienna, IL 62995.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com