Obituaries Thursday May 2nd

Marian Roberta Bowdre, age 96, of Davenport and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada and originally from Wapello, died Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at the St. Mary Healthcare & Rehab Center in Davenport.  The daughter of James Harlan and Anna Wilhemena Westerman Allen, she was born on July 15, 1916 in Wapello.  She married Frank Bowdre.  She grew up in Wapello with two brothers, Raymond and James Allen.

Her family includes two daughters, Dorothy Lewis of Bullhead City, Arizona and Sally Bowdre of Bettendorf; two sons, Herbert Bowdre of Corpus Christi, Texas and Richard Bowdre of San Francisco, California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, Frank; a sister, Anna LaVon Yakle; and two brothers, Benjamin Bowdre and John Bowdre.

The funeral ceremony for Marian Bowdre will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Jon Evans officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather and visit during the hour before the funeral.

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Steve Hexom
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