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Mrs. Dorcas Bowman, 83, passed away this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Barnell, 504 North Prospect Street, after being ill for a period of seven weeks.

She was born in LaGro, Ind., on August 3, 1856, the child of John R. and Mary Simonton. In 1876 [May 12, 1877} she was married to Sylvester Bowman in Shydler, Ind. For the past 30 years, however, she has made her home in Sturgis, where she was a member of the Gospel Hall.

She is survived by her husband, who is living with a son in LeRoy, Mich.; five sons, Edson R. of Sturgis, Reube of LeRoy, Frank A. of near Centerville, Roscoe M. of Camp Custer, and Coering of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Barnett of Sturgis; 22 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Moon Funeral Home where services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with Rev. Walter Jacobs officiating. Interment will be made in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman